Stuff that Inspires Us

Active 18 does a lot of looking at other cities for solutions to urban and city planning problems.

Buildings We Like.

In 2007 we started collecting images of buildings that smartly addressed similar problems that we were facing in the Triangle.  We produced a number of powerpoint shows and presented them in various places –  to our elected representatives at Community Council meetings, as public response to developers sketches at public meetings.  Here is a smattering from the famous “Buildings We Like” show.  You can download the whole file in the Documents section.

Fine Grained Retail at Street level.

One of our concerns with the triangle area has been losing fine grained store fronts which we think so characterizes this neighbourhood.

Example of interesting fine grained street front.