Communities Of Trust

Neal Peirce on the communication gaps that undermine the security of America's cities.
October 16, 2004, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The big point is that different government agencies, neighboring governments, businesses and the media all need to be in the loop to create effective local and regional plans to respond to emergencies and attacks. And that effort -- state-backed but ideally implemented in metro regions -- needs to be followed by collaborative decision-making protocols to identify who is responsible for what under different scenarios. Plus practice drills to add reality. It's bound to be a challenge, involving government and private sector players who've historically defended their turf against each other, not together.But there's a second big communications gap today: citizens."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Sunday, October 10, 2004 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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