Joshua Zeunert

Joshua Zeunert
UNSW Sydney | UNSW · Faculty of Built Environment

PhD, M.Arch, B.LArch (Hons1), B.Arch, B.Des.St

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Introduction
Dr Joshua Zeunert is a Scientia Associate Professor and AILA Registered Landscape Architect and specialist in environmental design and strategy. His research focuses on regenerative landscapes and food systems. Joshua has published three multi-award-winning books including 'Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability' (2017) and the 'Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food' (2018). He has taught in thirteen academic programs at five universities including 45 unique courses.
Additional affiliations
February 2018 - present
UNSW Sydney
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
November 2015 - January 2018
Deakin University
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2012 - October 2015
Writtle College
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (33)
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This paper explores the relevance of ‘Aesthetic Foodscape Design’ (AFD) to current and future social and environmental challenges and argues for its integration into Australian landscape architectural design practice. It focuses on contemporary research into the fields of AFD and sustainability, AFD's potential role, challenges to AFD's realisation...
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In the three decades or more since EO Wilson’s Biophilia (1984) hypothesis was introduced to the scientific lexicon it has become widely accepted as a powerful way of understanding and examining the bond that humans have with other species and living systems, which Wilson suggests is fundamentally instinctive. The hypothesis has been advanced and i...
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Landscape architecture has a pivotal role in ensuring environmental sustainability through design interventions. Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability takes a broad look at strategies and completed projects to provide the reader with a strong understanding of the sustainability challenges faced by designers today, and potential ro...
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Urban agriculture (UA) can be perceived as inconsequential to the immense industrial food system, yet is far from insignificant. UA offers considerable financial returns, production volumes of selected produce, sustainability benefits and prospects and is of vital social value worldwide. This chapter frames UA’s dominant ideologies, influences, dis...
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Australia’s accredited landscape architecture programs shifted from few faculty members holding a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to where hold-ing this qualification is now essential. For conferral, the Australian Qualifications Framework mandates the PhD qualification demonstrate ‘a significant and original contribution to knowledge’. Examining snap-s...
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Sydney is both the birthplace of the nation of Australia as well as its western agricultural tradition. Since its founding in 1788, Sydney has been a continually growing settlement whose significant metropolitan expansion has come at the expense of its immediate agricultural hinterland. While this phenomenon is not unique per se, Sydney's natural c...
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Shifting global and local electricity production from greenhouse gas intensive and finite fossil fuels to renewable energies is straightforward in theory, however, in practice it is a highly contested area. Involvement of landscape architects in renewable energy projects continues to focus on issues concerning landscape character, visual impact and...
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Mandarin/Chinese translated version of my project review published in World Landscape Architect of Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wetland, by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Published in Green Magazine, vol 64, p102-107.
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Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is a concept widely accepted and partially acted on throughout Australia’s federal and state governments. The concept, however, is currently applied at the local municipal level by linking with existing corridor and precinct structure plans, urban planning/legislative frameworks (e.g., Clause 56.07e04, Victoria),...
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This PhD by Publication examined two decades of landscape architecture sustainability projects. Findings revealed that individual works are fragmented in their approach and that collective assemblage is required to demonstrate multidimensional sustainability in-design. Outcomes also revealed under-explored potential for public urban agriculture to...
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Now hosting 32.4 million residents, Chóngqìng is the fastest growing inland city in China, and the most populous of the Chinese municipalities. Located at the confluence of the Yangze (Cháng Jiāng) and Jialing (Jiālíng Jiāng) rivers, originally named Jiangzhou in 316 BCE, Chóngqìng has historically served as a key economic node and centre of govern...
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This chapter applies the concepts sustainability, resilience, and regenerative practice to agricultural and food systems in developed countries. In this context, dominant industrial and agribusiness food models present what appear to be extraordinarily efficient solutions (primarily through reducing human labour), yet necessitate incredible energy...
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Since the turn of the millennium, there has been a burgeoning interest in, and literature of, both landscape studies and food studies. Landscape describes places as relationships and processes. Landscapes create people's identities and guide their actions and their preferences, while at the same time are shaped by the actions and forces of people....
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The Metro Tunnel Project will use biophilic design principles to create an enjoyable and engaging experience for commuters. Biophilic design links nature to the built environment by using natural light, nature-inspired patterns and materials, sensory stimuli and plants. The Creating Healthy Places study has been developed by Deakin University in co...
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p>In 1984 E.O. Wilson (1984) introduced and popularized the Biophilia hypothesis defining biophilia as "the urge to affiliate with other forms of life" (Kellert & Wilson 1995: 416).<sup> </sup>Wilson’s biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctivebond between human beings and other living systems. More recently, in the USA, Browning et...
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Globally new metro rail projects are changing the face of our cities and bringing more commuters to the core of the bustling urban environments and city centre business districts, as well as interconnecting regional cities and associated key nodes. The need for improved public transport and railway stations is a result of a current unprecedented gr...
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This article in World Landscape Architect provides project details for the multi-award winning Adelaide Botanic Garden by the internationally recognised practice Taylor Cullity Lethlean.
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'Space is fundamental in any form of commnunal Life; space is fundamental in any exercise of power' (Foucault & Rabinow, 1984: 252). Public green space has the potential to provide one our last remaining free sources of access to open land, clean air, vegetation, water and soil within the urban realm. In most developed countries, this space - due t...
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The parameters of the orthographic plan drawing largely compel the observer to view the plan image from a single vantage point and in a single instant. The plan drawing places the viewer at a fixed distance- looking from above-at an abstract flattening of a curved surface area of the earth. Landscape architects, who often deal with expansive scales...
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Prominent, large public green spaces and parks in most developed cities primarily provide ornamental and passive recreational landscapes that require off-site sourced budgets for maintenance and upkeep. In many areas, maintenance budgets have been diminishing and upkeep falling. Most existing urban agricultures literature focuses on social and envi...
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This paper presents a critical examination of core assumptions of Restoration Ecology (RE) and Urban Restoration Ecology (URE) with a focus on reinstatement of native/indigenous vegetation in urban areas. RE’s widely utilized and imposed land use approach reconstructs questionable historic interpretations of natural landscapes. RE misappropriates v...
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This edited design research booklet is part of the internationally renown landscape architecture and urban design practice Taylor Cullity Lethlean's (TCL) multi-AILA-award-winning TiCkLe series. It details the innovative environmental strategy and its components of this multi-award winning project (which is unfortunately largely unbuilt in the mann...
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This work advocates the inclusion of the emergent field of ‘aesthetic foodscape design’ (AFD) into current landscape architectural practice, based on both the functional and aesthetic merit of productive plant species (namely, edible or ‘useful’ plants), as well their relevance to social contexts and environmental challenges.
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This edited scholarly volume overviews a wide range of topic areas (~40 chapters) spanning production to socio-cultural concerns, regional and urban, as well as planning, policy and design.