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Chicago safe Practice


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A DIGITAL-AGE WAY TO START
MAKING CHICAGO SAFE

 

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IT STARTS SMALL. REAL SMALL.
WITH TWO EMPTY CHAIRS
on an empty set...

airing as a
three-minute news feature on THE

tv evening news

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on one lucky chicago tv station

that's right.

one STATION
   
two chairs
       
three minutes. . .

with the chairs soon to be taken by

two top Chicago leaders

and not just by ANY  top two leaders, but by

two notoriously

FEUDING

chicago LEADERs

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correct

BECAUSE CHICAGOANS 

deserve TO SEE
THEIR LEADERS




for a change
not endlessly
FEUDING

LEADING

SO HOW can to get
two leaders LEADING?

here's how:

first: find two feuding leaders...

Who are willing to work together

Easier said than done, right? But that's our job. To find two top leaders willing to put aside their differences long enough to complete ON DEADLINE and over a NUMBER OF WEEKS a

Substantial Project

OF THEIR OWN DESIGN TO MAKE CHICAGO SAFE

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a game of life or death

for the lives of chicagoans

for chicago's future

and it's

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winnable

when AMERICA'S historic

INDUSTRIAL-AGE
I WILL CITy


USES THE MIRACLE OF
MODERN COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
TO MAKE ITSELF SAFE AS A

DIGITAL-AGE
WE WILL CITY

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THERE YOU HAVE IT.
so TO GET THE TWO CHAIRS BALL ROLLING  

WHICH TWO FEUDING LEADERS
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE PLAYING THE
TWO CHAIRS GAME FIRST?

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CHicago safe begins with just two chairs.
how can it continue? 

it was daniel burnham who urged chicago to 

here we've thrown out possibilities
for others to take or leave

But one thing we feel certain of is this: Chicago will be viable and flourish in the digital age only with a civic-purposed DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE that does for the city what Daniel Burnham's civic-purposed PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE did for Chicago during its industrial age.

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This civic infrastructure, with its goal of a SAFE Chicago, is one BIG PLAN. Violence Reduction, by contrast, is a set of statistics. As such it's important. But it has "no magic to stir men's blood." Hearing it, Chicagoans just shrug their shoulders.

chicago's #1 digital-age
public safety resource is

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 when chicagoans are
working with their 
LEADERS
 AND their digital MEDIA
 to make chicago safe

 FOR ALL residents
 

just remember

chicago made itself violent

chicago can make itself safe

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to each other in addressing and resolving the issues
affecting the lives of all Chicagoans.