A visual and written blog about sustainable urban design and the ways we invite nature into our cities, towns and villages.

My name is Rikki-Lea, and I live in Queensland, Australia. Inspired by urbanisation and the innovative design solutions that green our cities and reconnect urbanites with nature, I started Heirloom Earth to inspire, spread ideas and build knowledge of sustainable urban and landscape design.

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Placemaking is a word, concept and methodology that is becoming increasingly popular in the urban design field. Prioritising people through thoughtful and enagaging design, ‘tactical urbanism’, and other bottom up approaches, it values the active community contribution towards the design of public spaces.

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