Community Economies

Luke Drake

Contact Details:

Assistant Professor of Geography - California State University, Northridge

luke dot drake at csun dot edu


Ph.D. Geography; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

M.A. Geography, University of Miami

B.S. Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Areas:

CEC Role: Website Manager

I am working with the CEC website committee, and have formed a working group with additional CEC members, to create a new CEC website. We are working with Agaric, a worker-owned web design firm.

Research Interests

My research is at the intersection of community economies theory and network approaches from relational economic geography. To date I have addressed these concerns through the case of urban agriculture and community gardens, as well as development of participatory web GIS.


Drake, Luke. 2014. “Governmentality in urban food production? Following “community” from intentions to outcomes.” Urban Geography. Advance online publication.

Drake, Luke, and Lawson, Laura. 2013. “Validating verdancy or vacancy? The relationship of community gardens and vacant lands in the U.S.” Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning. Invited submission to special issue, “Vacant land: The new urban green.” Advance online publication.