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with ongoing prime-time public forums
that inform, inspire and mobilize


ALL CHICAGOANS

~ CITIZENS, POLICE, CITY HALL ~

to make Digital Age Chicago

safe

DIGITAL AGE SAFETY

begins with the

ELECTRONIC MEDIA

to which most Chicagoans

still turn for their local

news, sports and weather:

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TV news has always reported on violence. PROFITABLY so. Now, in addition, TV news can air PROFITABLE programming that 

CONNECTS




CITIZENS AND CITY HALL

SO THEY CAN

 MAKE CHICAGO SAFE

AND HERE'S WHY

TRUST AND TEAMWORK

AMONG ALL CHICAGOANS ARE

INDISPENSABLE

TO CHICAGO'S

DIGITAL AGE PUBLIC SAFETY:  

It's becuase in the Digital Age,

OWNERSHIP of the DIGITAL DEVICES
that make 
Chicago either

SAFE or VIOLENT is

CITYWIDE

For this reason, Chicago will

REMAIN VIOLENT

until it is addressing its

violence as a connected

DIGITAL AGE COMMUNITY.

SO welcome!

THIS SITE is all about getting past outmoded INDUSTRIAL AGE, VIOLENCE REDUCTION strategies and implementing trustworthy DIGITAL AGE strategies ways that  MAKE CHICAGO SAFE.  

 

Four digital age premises govern it. For us, they are axiomatic:

  1. Digital age problems require digital age solutions

  2. Digital age public safety requires broad public (citizen) participation

  3. Digital age safety requires citywide TRUST and TEAMWORK

  4. Digital age media can profit handsomely using their resources to help keep Chicago SAFE. 

The site shows how Industrial Age, ADULT centered ways of addressing  crime are not only unworkable but 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 the media of its digital age public communications system (especially the city's network TV stations)  could ALL ALONG have connected Chicagoans - citizens of all ages, police, City Hall - to MAKE CHICAGO 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 effective digital age public safety policies, check out our

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PAST

1909


DANIEL BURNHAM
ROLE MODEL


Chicago's Industrial-Age City Planner Helps Digital-age Chicago Make Itself SAFE

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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PRESENT

2022


CHICAGO SAFE THEORY

How Chicago's Digital-Age Communications Resources Can Help Make Chicago
SAFE

Chicago can replace its failed, top-down struggle to merely REDUCE its violence with a top-down, bottom-up, media-based strategy to make itself 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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FUTURE

2023


CHICAGO SAFE
PRACTICE


TWO CHAIRS
For Two Feuding City Leaders to Start Making  Chicago SAFE 

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"

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