Debra Bruno

The De-Bikification of Beijing

Cycling has dropped precipitously in China's capital. Will it ever be popular again?

Beijing's Feral Cat Problem Comes Back

Four years after "cleansing" the city of its strays in advance of the Olympics, somewhere between 500,000 and 5 million cats have returned to Beijing. But is relying on volunteers to trap, neuter, and release them the best plan?

One Month in Beijing = Smoking 5 Cigarettes

The city's notorious pollution is put into perspective by a local physician.

Learning to Navigate a City of Smog

How I'm figuring my way around Beijing

Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief