Josh’s and Tim Waterman’s edited book, the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food (published by Routledge, London, 2018) was awarded a 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW award in the ‘Research, Policy and Communication’ category. The awards jury citation states:
It’s hard not to be impressed by the sheer volume of work involved in preparing this carefully considered and presented survey of contemporary thinking on landscape and food. While the material is wide-ranging and as a result often strays from a strictly design-focused interest, the book as a whole makes an implicit case for design-led or more carefully planned agricultural systems. Given the mounting pressures on said systems from urban encroachment, booming populations and climate change, this seems not only a valuable proposition but perhaps also a critical one. This book is bound to find ready use by practitioners, academics and students alike in the years ahead, as we move deeper into the 21st century and these burgeoning pressures force a reckoning with conventional agricultural practices.
A massive thanks to the Jury, to AILA NSW, and all of the book’s contributors.