Public Safety Plans
What solutions reduce the risk of someone being harmed, or help them heal?
What are some of the root causes of risk/unsafety to people in Minneapolis?
About this visualization
This experiment follows the question: what if we started by understanding the harms and risks that people in Minneapolis face, and then proposed public safety policy proposals that addressed those harms? I'm a visual thinker, so I wanted to see plans like the People's Budget or Safety For All mapped out and related to the harms they hope to address.
I took some liberties with shorter names for certain proposals, and major liberty in describing the harms these proposals address. For example: racism/white supremacy shapes many of the root harms listed here, but I've so far linked it to relatively few mitigations. I could list patriarchy and link to many harms here. My goal is to suggest thinking about the root harms that should motivate our public safety policies, not to suggest an end to that thinking. If the harms listed here are incomplete or inaccurate, that's my fault, not the original authors. This is 100% an independent project.
What would it look like if residents described the harms they face, and ideas for solutions that mitigate those harms? A future version of this experiment could allow visitors to modify and safe their own safety plans.