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IN ongoing
prime-time public forums
that inform, INSPIRE AND MOBILIZE

ALL CHICAGOANS
CITIZENS, POLICE, CITY HALL
TO make chicago
 

safe

IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA
TO WHICH MOST CHICAGOANS TURN DAILY FOR
THEIR LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS AND WEATHER












THE NEWSCASTS AIRED BY
THESE STATIONS HAVE ALWAYS
REPORTED ON VIOLENCE.
TV NEWS COVERS DAILY
INSTANCES OF VIOLENCE.
NOW THESE STATIONS CAN ALSO
















BECAUSE IN THE DIGITAL AGE,
OWNERSHIP OF THE DIGITAL DEVICES THAT
MAKE CHICAGO EITHER 
VIOLENT OR SAFE IS
CITYWIDE. FOR THIS REASON, CHICAGO MUST ADDRESS
ITS VIOLENCE AS A CONNECTED, INFORMED

DIGITAL AGE COMMUNITY
(OTHERWISE SWEET HOME CHICAGO
REMAINS VIOLENT)

CONNECT


CHICAGOANS AND CITY HALL
SO CHICAGO CAN
 MAKE ITSELF SAFE

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SO welcome!

This site is about getting past unworkable Industrial Age ways of addressing violence in Chicago and finding Digital Age ways that work. 

Everything here follows from three premises:

  1. Digital age problems require digital age solutions.

  2. Public (citizen) participation is key to digital age public safety.

  3. Commercial media can profit handsomely by using their resources to help keep their communities safe. 

 

The site shows how outmoded Industrial-Age Crime/Violence Reduction ways of addressing ADULT crime are unworkable and counterproductive in addressing Digital Age gang/drug/gun/YOUTH violence. They backfire. They make Chicago violent.  

Once Chicago gets past Violence Reduction, it will realize that ALL ALONG it could have used its digital age communications resources (organized around its network TV stations) to connect ALL Chicagoans - citizens, police, City Hall - to make itself SAFE. 

Four decades into the Digital Age, Chicago's challenge today is to exit the Industrial Age and (belatedly) enter the Digital Age in the field of public safety.  To see Chicago's steps and missteps in its halting evolution towards viable digital age public safety policies, check out our 

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SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE ABOUT HOW CHICAGO
CAN EVOLVE DELIBERATELY AND CONSTRUCTIVELY.
MORE ABOUT HOW DIGITAL AGE

CHICAGO CAN
MAKE ITSELF SAFE
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BURNHAM INSISTED in his 1909 Plan of Chicago that "GOOD CITIZENSHIP is the prime object of good city planning." Today Chicago urgently needs a DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE to do for the city what Burnham's PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE has always done: help create a world-class city of citizens who love Sweet Home Chicago. And with digital citizenship comes responsibiity for PUBLIC SAFETY.

 HEAR DANIEL BURNHAM,

REDIVIVUS - HIS 2019 SPEECH

AT THE  CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO!

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Chicago can replace its failed, top-down struggle to merely REDUCE its violence with a top-down, bottom-up, media-based strategy to make Chicago SAFE. TRUSTWORTHY media programs and content can bring out the BEST in Chicago, not the WORST, as has been happening for decades at City Hall, among Chicagoans and in the media of Chicago's digital-age public communications system. 

GO TO

  CHICAGO SAFE THEORY

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CHICAGO SAFE can launch with TWO CHAIRS, a three- minute TV news feature guaranteed to surprise and amaze. It gets feuding Chicago leaders work- ing together, with citizen input, to make Chicago SAFE. TWO CHAIRS also launches Chicago's DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE, which in time will be as meaningful and unifying to Chicagoans as the telecasts of the city's beloved pro sport teams.

GO TO

  CHICAGO SAFE PRACTICE

"put THE PUBLIC INTO PUBLIC SAFETY"