Joshua Zeunert

Scientia Program
Senior Lecturer

Dr Joshua Zeunert is a Registered Landscape Architect and Senior Scientia Lecturer at UNSW in Australia. He has over 14 years of academic experience, previously holding positions of Lecturer at Deakin University (2015-18), Writtle School of Design, U.K. (2012-15) and the University of Adelaide (2010-12). He was also a casual academic at the University of New South Wales (2007-09) and University of South Australia (2010). Academic expertise encompasses scholarly and design research and program management, with extensive teaching spanning 49 unique subject units and a breadth of programs including landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, planning, architecture and garden design. Research includes three award-winning books, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability (2017), the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food (2018), in addition to book chapters, journal articles and a range of other non-traditional outputs and advocacy. Josh became the first Australian landscape architect to receive a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) ‘DECRA’ scholarship (2020-23), and the first landscape architect at UNSW into its Scientia Program (2020-24).
    Zeunert possesses a practice background with internationally award-winning design offices, including Taylor Cullity Lethlean (Adelaide/Melbourne, 2010-12), McGregor Coxall (Sydney, 2006-09) and Peter Stutchbury Architecture (2005). He specialises in integrating environmental design, research and strategy into project visions and spatial design practice, possessing experience in shifting project scales from regional planning, strategy and design, to civic and urban design, as well as detailed design and documentation. He was integral in a range of significant international, national and state award-winning projects and lead-consultant roles including Ballast Point Park; Green Square Town Centre Public Domain; Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga; Bowden Urban Village; Adelaide Riverbank; National Gallery Australia; Mildura Waterfront; Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project; and competition-winning entries.
    Other career highlights include the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Future Leaders Scholarship (2009), the Adelaide Magazine’s Urban Warrior feature (2008), and having his portrait displayed at the Celebrating Innovators exhibition at Federal Parliament House (2012). He served as AILA NSW President (2019-2020), was a founding member of the award-winning Biocity Design Research Studio (2006-09) and weekly radio show The Plan (2011-12). He has two decades of involvement with landscape architecture professional institutes and is an emerging keynote speaker at international conferences. He regularly participates in workshops, forums, juries and panels. Zeunert’s multidisciplinary tertiary qualifications span landscape architecture, architecture, built environment design and environmental studies. His PhD was one of the first by Publication in landscape architecture.

Journal articles
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Zeunert J, 2020, 'Adelaide Botanic Garden Wetland', Green Magazine Taiwan, pp. 102 - 107
2020
Zeunert J, 2016, 'Adelaide Botanic Garden Wetland', WLA, pp. 4 - 7, https://joshuazeunert.com/2016/10/25/project-review-of-adelaide-botanic-garden-wetland-in-wla/
2016
Zeunert J, 2013, 'Challenging assumptions in urban restoration ecology', Landscape Journal, vol. 32, pp. 231 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.3368/lj.32.2.231
2013
Zeunert J, 2012, 'Beyond Biodiversity: Challenging the Biodiversity Dogma', Landscape Architecture Australia, pp. 13 - 14, https://joshuazeunert.com/2012/02/27/beyond-biodiversity-restoration-article/
2012
Zeunert J, 2012, 'The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability', Landscape Architecture Australia, pp. 36 - 40, https://joshuazeunert.com/2012/11/20/project-review-coal-loader/
2012
Zeunert J, 2009, 'Land Architect', Kerb, vol. 17, pp. 90 - 90
2009
Book Chapters
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Grimm B; Zeunert J, 2020, 'Short-sighted Visual Character Concerns in Renewable Energy Landscapes: A Case Study of South Australia', in Kurochkin D; Crawford M; Shabliy E (ed.), Discourses on Sustainability: Climate Change, Clean Energy, and Justice, Palgrave Macmillan, 91-124., Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 91 - 124
2020
Zeunert J, 2020, 'Synergistic Food Production', in Roos P (ed.), Heal the Scar: Regenerative Futures of Damaged Landscapes, The Live+Smart Research Lab, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, pp. 43 - 44
2020
Beza BB; Zeunert J; Hanson F, 2019, 'Chapter 18 The Role of WSUD in Contributing to Sustainable Urban Settings', in Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design, pp. 367 - 380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-812843-5.00018-6
2019
Beza B; Zeunert J; Herron M, 2019, 'Greater Geelong’s planning future to 2050: determining spatial outcomes through agricultural land planning', in Geelong's Changing Landscape Ecology, Development and Conservation, CSIRO, pp. 212 - 221
2019
Beza B; Zeunert J; Hanson F, 2019, 'The Role of WSUD in Contributing to Sustainable Urban Settings', in Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Urban Greening, Economics, Policies, and Community Perceptions, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, pp. 367 - 380, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812843-5.00018-6
2019
Zeunert J, 2018, 'Challenges in agricultural sustainability and resilience', in Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Routledge, pp. 231 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315647692-17
2018
Waterman T; Zeunert J, 2018, 'Introduction', in Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Routledge, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315647692-1
2018
Strong J, 2018, 'Foraging', in Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Routledge, pp. 73 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315647692-6
2018
Waterman T; Zeunert J, 2018, 'Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food Introduction', in Zeunert J; Waterman T (ed.), ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF LANDSCAPE AND FOOD, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 1 - 5, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000466582200001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Zeunert J, 2018, 'Challenges in Agricultural Sustainability and Resilience; towards regenerative practice', in Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Routledge, pp. 231 - 252
2018
Waterman T; Zeunert J, 2018, 'Introduction', in Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Routledge, pp. 1 - 5
2018
Zeunert J, 2018, 'Dimensions of Urban Agriculture', in Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Oxon/New York, pp. 160 - 184
2018
Zeunert J, 2017, 'Yield Operations: (Re)Fitting Urban Agriculture in Existing Green Spaces for Economic and Other Benefits', in Roggema R (ed.), Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society, Volume Two, Cambridge Scholar, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 1173 - 1207, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/agriculture-in-an-urbanizing-society-volume-two
2017
Zeunert J, 2016, 'Urban Agriculture Upscaled: can economic returns and social benefits co-exist in public green spaces?', in Roggema R (ed.), Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Planning, Routledge, Oxon, UK, pp. 107 - 107, https://www.routledge.com/Sustainable-Urban-Agriculture-and-Food-Planning/Roggema/p/book/9781138183087
2016
Zeunert J, 2015, 'Digital Presentation Plans: Still the Foundation of Landscape Design Representation?', in Amoroso N (ed.), Representing Landscapes: Digital, Routledge, pp. 71 - 82
2015
Other
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Zeunert J; Waterman T, 2019, Award: Landscape Institute UK Finalist 2019, Category 'Communications and Presentation': Book, Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, https://awards.landscapeinstitute.org/finalists/
2019
Zeunert J; Waterman T, 2019, Award: AILA NSW 2019 in Research & Communication: Book, Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, https://landscapeaustralia.com/articles/winners-revealed-2019-nsw-landscape-architecture-awards/
2019
Zeunert J, 2017, Award Finalist: World Landscape Architect Awards, Research & Communications: Book, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability., https://worldlandscapearchitect.com/announcing-the-shortlist-for-the-wla-awards/#.XijmghdxXpg
2017
Zeunert J, 2017, Award: AILA National: Excellence Award in Research & Communication: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design, https://www.aila.org.au/iMIS_Prod/AILAWeb/2017_AILA_National_Awards.aspx
2017
Zeunert J, 2017, Award: AILA VIC: Excellence Award in Research & Communication: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design
2017
Conference Papers
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Pullman S; Garden D; Jones D; Zeunert J, 2018, 'Remaking the Victorian Horticultural Discipline: The Role of Ina Higgins in Advancing Women in Horticulture', in Remaking Cities: Urban History Planning History: Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference 2018, RMIT University, RMIT Melbourne, pp. 431 - 441, presented at 14th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference, RMIT Melbourne, 31 January 2018 - 02 February 2018
2018
Roös P; Jones D; Downton P; Zeunert J, 2018, 'Biophilic Railway Stations: Re-imagine the nature of transit design', in Biophilia Smart Resilience: e-Proceedings of the 55th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress 2018, IFLA World Congress 2018, Singapore, pp. 801 - 814, presented at IFLA World Congress 2018, Singapore, 18 July 2018 - 21 July 2018, http://www.ifla2018.com/eproceedings
2018
Zeunert J, 2018, 'Greening Chóngqìng: Creating a Green City on the Yangzi (Cháng Jiāng) towards Enhancing ‘Double Happiness’', in Biophilia Smart Resilience: e-Proceedings of the 55th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress 2018, IFLA World Congress 2018, Singapore, pp. 152 - 167, presented at IFLA World Congress 2018, Singapore, 18 July 2018 - 21 July 2018, http://www.ifla2018.com/eproceedings
2018
Roös P; Downton P; Jones D; Zeunert J, 2016, 'Biophilic Inspired Railway Stations: The New Frontier for Future Cities', in Beza B; Jones D (ed.), Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia - How Urban Design Innovation Can Change Our Cities, Association for Sustainability in Business Inc., Canberra, pp. 277 - 293, presented at 9th International Urban Design Conference, Canberra, 07 November 2016 - 09 November 2016
2016
Roös P; Downton P; Jones D; Zeunert J, 2016, 'Biophilia in Urban Design – Patterns and Principles for Smart Australian cities', in Beza B; Jones D (ed.), Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia - How Urban Design Innovation Can Change Our Cities, Association for Sustainability in Business Inc., Canberra, pp. 168 - 185, presented at 9th International Urban Design Conference, Canberra, 07 November 2016 - 09 November 2016
2016
Downton P; Jones D; Zeunert J; Roos P, 2016, 'Biophilic Design Applications: Theory and Patterns into Built Environment Education', in Biophilic Design Applications: Theory and Patterns into Built Environment Education, DesTech, Deakin University Geelong, pp. 59 - 65, presented at DesTech, Deakin University Geelong, 05 December 2016 - 08 December 2016
2016
Zeunert J, 2014, 'Urban agriculture up-scaled Economically and socially productive public green space', in Roggema R (ed.), SUSTAINABLE URBAN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PLANNING, ROUTLEDGE, Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS, pp. 107 - 125, presented at 6th Conference of Association-of-European-Schools-of-Planning (AESOP) on Sustainable Food Planning, Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS, 07 November 2014, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461885400007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2014
Zeunert J, 2014, 'Yield Operations: (Re)Fitting Urban Agriculture in Existing Green Spaces for Economic and Other Benefits', in Roggema R; Keeffe G (ed.), Finding Spaces for Productive Cities: Proceedings of the 6th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference, Van Hall Larensteun University of Applied Sciences, Van Hall Larensteun University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, presented at 6th AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference, Van Hall Larensteun University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 04 November 2014 - 07 November 2014
2014
Zeunert J, 2011, 'Eating the Landscape: Aesthetic Foodscape Design and its Role in Australian Landscape Architecture', in AILA National Conference 2011 Online Proceedings, AILA National Conference 2011, Brisbane, presented at AILA National Conference 2011, Brisbane, 11 August 2011 - 14 August 2011, https://joshuazeunert.com/2011/08/15/aila-national-conference-2011/
2011
Edited Books
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Zeunert J; Waterman T, (ed.), 2018, Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food, Routledge, London/New York, https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Landscape-and-Food/Zeunert-Waterman/p/book/9781138125155
2018
Zeunert J, (ed.), 2012, Victoria Square/Tarntanyagga; ESD, Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Melbourne, Australia
2012
Conference Presentations
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Zeunert J, 2018, 'Landscape Architecture and Multidimensional Sustainability', presented at Landscape: Medium for Connectivity, Drakensburg, South Africa, 12 August 2018 - 15 August 2018
2018
Downton P; Jones D; Roos P; Zeunert J; Barrett L, 2017, 'Biophilia in Practice: Putting Theory & Patterns into Railway Infrastructure Planning & Design', presented at Ecocity World Summit, Melbourne, 12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
2017
Jones D; Liu G; Chen J; Martek I; Beza B; Zeunert J; Roos P, 2017, 'Greening Chongqing: Enhancing ‘Double Happiness’ and Mountain‐City trails as an Eco‐city Strategy', presented at Ecocity World Summit, Melbourne, 12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
2017
Zeunert J, 2016, 'New Natures', presented at AILA 50th Anniversary Festival of Landscape Architecture, Canberra, 27 October 2016 - 30 October 2016, http://www.aila.org.au/imis_prod/NIMBY/Speakers/NIMBY/Speakers.aspx?hkey=09a5d70a-097f-4a6f-9031-dc2e1458c2b5
2016
Zeunert J, 2014, 'Yield Operations: (Re)Fitting Urban Agriculture in Existing Green Spaces for Economic and Other Benefits', presented at The Association of European Schools of Planning 6, Van Hall Larensteun University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 04 November 2014 - 07 November 2014
2014
Zeunert J, 2013, 'Cultivating the City: Dreams, Visions and Experiences', presented at Cultivating the City: A Delectable Feast for All the Senses, Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, London, 14 September 2013 - 14 September 2013, https://www.landscapeinstitute.org/news/talk-about-food-and-eat-it-with-london-branch-of-landscape-institute/
2013
Zeunert J, 2012, 'Why Should we Grow Food in Cities?', presented at University of Essex and Writtle College 5th Joint Conference, Writtle College, Essex, UK, 23 November 2012 - 23 November 2012
2012
Zeunert J, 2010, 'Why Should We Grow Food in Cities? What Needs to Change to Make it Happen?', presented at From Paddock to Plate, UniSA, Adelaide, 11 February 2010 - 13 February 2010
2010
Zeunert J, 2009, 'Landscape Design: From accessory to principal player in restoration, renewal and recovery', presented at Green Planning & Design Conference, Melbourne, 29 June 2009 - 30 June 2009
2009
Books
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Zeunert J, 2017, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability Creating Positive Change Through Design, Bloomsbury Publishing
2017
Conference Abstracts
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Jones D; Zeunert J; Roös P; Downton P, (ed.), 2017, 'Biophilic Design Applications: Challenges and Directions in Australian Practice', in Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Conference Proceedings, CELA Annual Conference, Beijing, China, pp. 386 - 386, presented at CELA Annual Conference, Beijing, China, 26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
2017
Reports
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Downton P; Jones D; Zeunert J; Roos P, 2017, Creating Healthy Places: Railway Stations, Biophilic Design and the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Authority, Docklands, Melbourne, http://metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/138292/MM-Deakin-Creating-Healthy-Places.pdf
2017
Conference Posters
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Zeunert J, 2011, 'Aesthetic Foodscape Design Potential in Australian Landscape Architecture', National Gallery of Victoria, presented at agIdeas (inaugural) Design Research Lab, National Gallery of Victoria, 02 May 2011 - 03 May 2011
2011

2020  | UNSW Scientia Program (2020-24)

2019  |  Australian Research Council, DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award), Scenario testing for sustainable Australian agricultural landscapes to 2050.

2019  |  Landscape Institute UK, Finalist in Communication & Presentation: Book: Landscape Routledge Handbook of Landscape & Food.

2019  |  AILA NSW: Award in Research & Communication: Book: Landscape Routledge Handbook of Landscape & Food.

2018 | Landscape Institute UK, Highly Commended Award in Communication & Presentation: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design.

2017 | AILA National: Excellence Award in Research & Communication: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design.

2017 | AILA VIC: Excellence Award in Research & Communication: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design.

2017 | World Landscape Architect Awards (WLA) Shortlist: Research & Communications: Book: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability.

2014  |  AILA National: Award in Research & Communication: Tickle Booklets (Taylor Cullity Lethlean): Zeunert, J. (ed.) (2012) victoria square/tarntanyagga; esd, Melbourne: TiCkLe/TCL.

2012  | AILA VIC: Award in Research & Communication: Tickle Booklets: (TCL): Ibid.

2011 | Radio Adelaide: Best Team: The Plan: Architecture, Environment and Affect, 101.5 FM Wed’s 6-7pm.

2010-16 | Project: Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga: Various AILA / PIA / Urban Design / Gavin Walkley National and State Excellence Awards (TCL).

2009-11 | Ballast Point Park: Various International, National and State Awards (McGregor Coxall)

2009 | AILA National - Bruce Mackenzie Future Leaders Award & Scholarship

2008 | AILA NSW: Planning: Jury Citation for Innovation in Planned Communities, Green Square

2007 | AILA NSW: Education: Special Citation for New Directions, The Biocity Studio (McGregor Coxall)

2004 | AILA SA: Rodney Beames Memorial Graduating Student Prize (Adelaide Parklands Final Project)

1998-2004 | Golden Key Honour Society Invitee (Highest 10% of university achievers)

1997 | SSABSA Merit List

2020-22  |  Australian Research Council, DECRA (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award), Scenario testing for sustainable Australian agricultural landscapes to 2050, $417,128.

2019  |  UNSW FBE: ECR Grant: Sydney’s Food Landscapes, Past, Present, Future, $13,000

2017  |  Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Anglesea Land Use Scenarios, $12,500

2017  |  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Angesea: Healing the Scar, $10,500

2016  |  Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Authority, Creating Healthy Places, $24,984

landscape architecture, urban design, sustainability, resilience, regenerative design, urban agriculture, food systems

Zeunert J, 2018, Award: Landscape Institute Highly Commended 2018: Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability, Landscape Institute, United Kingdom, https://issuu.com/landscape-institute/docs/landscape_journal_2018_3_awards_boo/92
2018
Zeunert J, 2017, Beyond the desal’ plant: water security in a post-carbon world, https://www.foreground.com.au/environment/beyond-the-desal-plant-water-security-in-a-post-carbon-world/
2017
Zeunert J, 2017, Beyond the ornamental: agriculture and the city, https://www.foreground.com.au/environment/undoing-the-ornamental-landscape/
2017
Zeunert J, 2013, Beyond Biodiversity Reinstatement in Urban Australia, https://joshuazeunert.com/2013/01/07/beyond-biodiversity-article/
2013
Zeunert J, 2011, Getting the veggie garden out in public, https://theconversation.com/getting-the-veggie-garden-out-in-public-1183
2011
Zeunert J, 2011, Edible Public Spaces, https://joshuazeunert.com/2011/07/12/edible-public-spaces/
2011
Zeunert J, 2011, Designing Edible Urban Landscapes, https://tickleblog.com.au/2011/11/11/designing-edible-urban-landscapes/
2011
Zeunert J, 2008, Stirring the Pot of Complacency
2008