1.

ON THE DAY 
WHEN CHICAGO'S MEDIA
ARE FACILITATING chicago's
citywide DRIVE to
make itself
safe
, Chicago WILL BE DOING WHAT
NO AMERICAN CITY HAS EVER THOUGHT
OR DARED TO DO. ITS media WILL BE 

INFORMING, INSPIRING AND MOBILIZING 
ALL 2.7 MILLION CHICAGOANS TO
make CHICAGO
safe. 
perhaps even

"the safest big city in America."

(AS MAYOR LIGHTFOOT WAS SAYING IN 2019,
BEFORE COVID AND gEORGE FLOYD.)

2.

CHICAGO
~~ aMERICA'S URBAN VIOLENCE POSTER CHILD ~~
WILL be showing other americAN CITIES
HOW to make THEMSELVES safe
IN A DIGITAL AGE.

3.

IN OTHER WORDS:

LOOKING through the lens of


chicago history:

WHEN America's 

INDUSTRIAL-AGE

"I WILL CITY"


USES ITS DIGITAL-AGE MEDIA TO

connect CHICAGOANS AND CITY HALL

to make itself 
SAFE, chicago

will be governing itself as a


DIGITAL-AGE


"WE WILL CITY"

Chicagoans will be thinking and acting as members and citizens of a large, connected, SAFE, digital-age community.

4.

AND IF ALL THAT ISN'T
ENOUGH, CHICAGO'S MEDIA WILL HAVE
UPDATED FOR A DIGITAL AGE THE


INDUSTRIAL-AGE
PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

of  daniel burnham's
1909 PLAN OF CHICAGo

plan_edited.jpg
From the Plan: the green is part of Chicago's planned 18-mile public lakefront.

TO GIVE CHICAGO A

digital-age
CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE

THAT DOES PRECISELY in 2022 wHAT 
DANIEL BURNHAM
DESIGNED CHICAGO'S PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO DO in 1909
as HIS PLAN says:

"wHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE,
Good citizenship
is the prime object of
good city planning."