Welcome to my Urban Traipsing Blog. Join me as I wander around cities observing their various designs, what makes them similar or different, and how people use and experience them. My current base is Pittsburgh, PA, but other cities in the US and abroad will be included as I visit them. Currently there are two main themes directing my walking explorations: bridges and the adaptive reuse of churches. Both themes provide insight into cities’ pasts as well as their present. Observations outside these themes may emerge along the way. Enjoy!