Democracy Goes Local

Our federal, state and city governments are our most formal democratic institutions. But they’re not the only ones. This hour, we’ll talk about how the future of democracy may depend on credit unions, community gardens and other hyperlocal organizations with urban planner Gabriel Metcalf. He’s the author of “Democratic by Design: How Carsharing, Co-ops and Community Land Trusts Are Reinventing America” (St. Martin’s Press).