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Expand the Fire Chief’s Mandate

Shift the focus from response time to public safety
  • Jeff Speck
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Abstract

PERHAPS THE MOST IRONIC DAY IN THE LIFE of every city planner is the one on which she discovers that her greatest opponent in making her city’s streets safer is the fire chief. How this bizarre circumstance has come to occur in city after city across the United States is a veritable morality play on the topics of siloed thinking, the confusion of ends and means, and Murphy’s Law. It goes something like this:

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  • Jeff Speck

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