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Democratic by Design: How Carsharing, Co-ops, and Community Land Trusts Are Reinventing America by [Gabriel Metcalf]

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It's forgotten history that the real American genius has always been finding new ways to work together. Metcalf shows that America's rich history of social innovation-from farmers' co-ops to credit unions, communes to the Constitutional Convention -provides powerful tools and templates for designing new alternative institutions: ones that can not just disrupt the status quo, but transform society.--Alex Steffen, author of CARBON ZERO: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet and editor of WORLDCHANGING: A User s Guide to the 21st Century"

"Democratic by Design" proposes a new model of institutional change within social movements. It takes the idea of starting small with pilot projects that can scale up if they are successful, now a major driver of innovation within the business world, and applies it to the most urgent and profound problems facing America. It should be a source of both ideas and inspiration.--Douglas K. Smith, author, THE DISCIPLINE OF TEAMS and TAKING CHARGE OF CHANGE

Gabriel Metcalf understands that urban America's challenges require new strategies, and this book makes a persuasive case that alternative institutions must be among them. "Democracy by Design" recalls social movements of the past while offering useful tools for the movements of tomorrow.--- Randy Shaw, author, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco and The Activist's Handbook (if you feel latter is needed).--Randy Shaw, author of THE TENDERLOIN: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco and THE ACTIVIST'S HANDBOOK: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century

An important first book from a car sharing pioneer and leader in urban policy. Drawing on social movement theory and grounded in his own practice in city planning, this book is required reading for those who are working for a more sustainable, democratic economy.--Neal Gorenflo, co-founder of Shareable

It's forgotten history that the real American genius has always been finding new ways to work together. Metcalf shows that America's rich history of social innovation-from farmers' co-ops to credit unions, communes to the Constitutional Convention -provides powerful tools and templates for designing new alternative institutions: ones that can not just disrupt the status quo, but transform society. Alex Steffen, author of CARBON ZERO: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet and editor of WORLDCHANGING: A User s Guide to the 21st Century

"Democratic by Design" proposes a new model of institutional change within social movements. It takes the idea of starting small with pilot projects that can scale up if they are successful, now a major driver of innovation within the business world, and applies it to the most urgent and profound problems facing America. It should be a source of both ideas and inspiration. Douglas K. Smith, author, THE DISCIPLINE OF TEAMS and TAKING CHARGE OF CHANGE

Gabriel Metcalf understands that urban America's challenges require new strategies, and this book makes a persuasive case that alternative institutions must be among them. "Democracy by Design" recalls social movements of the past while offering useful tools for the movements of tomorrow.--- Randy Shaw, author, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco and The Activist's Handbook (if you feel latter is needed). Randy Shaw, author of THE TENDERLOIN: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco and THE ACTIVIST'S HANDBOOK: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century

An important first book from a car sharing pioneer and leader in urban policy. Drawing on social movement theory and grounded in his own practice in city planning, this book is required reading for those who are working for a more sustainable, democratic economy. Neal Gorenflo, co-founder of Shareable

Offer{s} solid examples of cycles of change in this country... Although alternative institutions can't fix everything, Metcalf believes they can help transform society, and many readers may agree. "Kirkus Reviews"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Gabriel Metcalf serves as executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), one of the leading urban planning organizations in America. He is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics. He has been profiled in national media, including the Wall Street Journal, and in the San Francisco Examiner and other local media. He has a degree from University of California, Berkeley in City and Regional Planning. He lives in San Francisco.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • File Size : 1675 KB
  • Publication Date : November 17, 2015
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press (November 17, 2015)
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 258 pages
  • ASIN : B00WRESHXE
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1137279672
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    5.0 out of 5 stars 9 ratings