Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
California State University, Northridge


PhD, Geography
MA, Geography
BS, Business Administration

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.

Relevant Publications

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

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.”