Wilmington NC Lives Outdoors

When a city's tightly-gridded, walkable streets are developed with connected, convivial, complete neighborhoods, the temptation to walk, bike, and run overcome the lethargy of our modern lifestyle. See an inspiring photo essay from Wilmington, NC.

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December 16, 2012, 5:00 AM PST

By Scott Doyon


Wilmington, North Carolina does placemaking right. From the 300' blockfaces of downtown filled with vertical mixed-use zero-lot-line buildings teeming with local purveyors of food, clothes, and song to the public waterfront offering up civic amentities, this little city inspires.

Just like any other place where the urbanism breaks down the futher you get into the 'burbs, the old neighborhorhoods offer up plenty of inspiration and urban lessons. Hazel Borys frames them in this photo essay, which points out that compelling places make for active lifestyles.

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