ARC DECRA SCHOLARSHIP TO DEVELOP FUTURE FOOD SCENARIOS FOR AUSTRALIA TO 2050

Josh became the first landscape architect to receive a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). The aim of this three year project is to forecast probable and plausible scenarios for Australia’s agricultural landscapes to 2050, and to help ensure that Australia’s food supply landscapes and systems remain intergenerationally viable.

An overview of the project is here:

https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/art-architecture-design/australian-agriculture-2050-what-will-it-look

The official project summary is:

This project aims to develop and apply the first systems-based projective spatial methodology for evaluating and communicating Australian agricultural landscape scenarios to 2050. Its conceptual framework combines the synergistic approaches of geodesign, scenario testing and projective design to generate empirically-informed scenarios to spatialise agriculture’s national environmental, social, economic, demographic and competing land-use challenges. Benefits and outcomes will support robust decision-making processes to reduce risk and contribute to more intergenerationally sustainable Australian agricultural practices, industries, communities and landscapes.

ARC stats are here and a list of successful 2020 DECRA’s here.

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