Greg Berman is the co-editor of Vital City’s policy journal and the distinguished fellow of practice at the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
What is Vital City?
A new venture dedicated to advancing actionable ideas for enduring safety.
Our First Issue
This first issue of the Vital City policy journal is devoted to gun violence. It is one of the most pressing problems currently confronting New York and other cities, and has become ground zero in the war of ideas and ideologies about what makes us safe.
No Program Is a Panacea: The Fate of Focused Deterrence
Why are so many activists and academics ambivalent about an evidence-based approach to reducing violence?
Mend It, Don't End It: Salvaging Broken Windows
Forty years after its initial publication, the broken windows theory is still generating fierce debate.
What is “disorder”? And what should we do about it?
There Are No Solutions: Making Sense of New York at the End of the 20th Century (and Now)
What Benjamin Holtzman’s ‘The Long Crisis’ gets wrong — and right — about New York’s revival.