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CONNECT ALL CHICAGOANS
IN CHICAGO'S DIGITAL-AGE MEDIA

 
 

chicago TODAY IS 
UNsafe 
BECAUSE IT HAS
YET TO ENTER the

digital age





in the field of
public safety

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THINK ABOUT IT


in most every
field, digital media have
transformed life as we know it


but not in the field of PUBLIC safety

because PUBLIC SAFETY THINKINg
IN CHICAGO (AS IN other cities)
IS
stuck IN the mind-numbing
VIOLENCE REdUCTION MINDSET
of CHICAGO'S bygone


INDUSTRIAL-AGE









here we are
FOUR DECADES into the
digital age and chicago is
still
struggling (AND FAILing) to reduce
its uniquely tv- AND digital-age violence:
that of ITS heavily-armed, drug-dealing,

youth-victimizing street gangs.

here's the city's violence
reduction dashboard:





















BOTTOM LINE, Violence reduction
ISN'T even a strategy. IT'S a metric.
it validates or invalidates
a public safety strategy


furthermore, violence reduction
nullifies the driving force of
public safety in a digital age:


CHICAGOANS
yearn FOR SAFETY


we yearn FOR A city that's
safe for everyone. a city where
you can go anywhere without
fearing for your life


this yearning is the unheard
voice and force of chicago's #1
digital-age public safety resource:


the people of chicago

chicagoans will make chicago safe with
a digital-age public safety strategy
that earnS THE
respect and trust
OF CHICAGOANS of all ages
and backgrounds


a strategy that begins with
A FORMAL COMMITMENT TO


citywide safety
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a digital-age look
at the past 100 years of
public safety in chicago 
POINTS TO THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS commitment
from an evolutionary standpoint
check out our graphic








got it? here now are some
ways for chicago to FOSTER THE

CITIZENSHIP THAT ENABLEs CHICAGOANS to
realize THEIR COMMITMENT to citywide safety

ALL GROUNDED in chicago history

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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. 

  CHICAGO SAFE THEORY

"put THE PUBLIC INTO PUBLIC SAFETY"