Joshua specialises in environmental design and strategy. He is fascinated by the Earth’s dynamics in relation to human activities, anthropogenic impacts, and landscape-scale change over time. Given agriculture’s monumental role in making and remaking ecologies, he has a particular interest in food systems and the relationships between cultural practices and landscape outcomes.
Josh is passionate about improving social and environmental conditions through creative yet grounded approaches to thinking and acting. He is a researcher, teacher, author, speaker, and consultant.
Joshua has published three books including the multi-award-winning Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability: Creating Positive Change through Design (Bloomsbury, London, 2017), lead editor for the award-winning Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food (Routledge, London, 2018, with Tim Waterman), in addition to various book chapters, journal articles and other research outputs.
Joshua was previously a Lecturer at Deakin University in Australia from 2015-18, at Writtle School of Design in the UK from 2012-15, the University of Adelaide in Australia from 2010-12. When in design practice, Josh was also a casual academic at the University of New South Wales from 2007-09 and a casual academic at the University of South Australia in 2010.
Joshua has worked with internationally-awarded Landscape Architecture and Urban Design practices McGregor Coxall, Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Peter Stutchbury Architecture. He was a founding member of the AILA award-winning Biocity Studio (2006) and a co-host and founding member of ‘The Plan’ (2011), an award-winning weekly radio show in Adelaide that focuses on ‘Architecture, Environment and Affect’.
Career achievements include being labelled “Urban Warrior: Adelaide’s greenest ex-pat” (Adelaide Magazine 2008), the AILA National Bruce Mackenzie Future Leaders Scholarship (2009) and being featured in a portrait exhibition titled ‘Celebrating Innovators’ at Federal Parliament House in Canberra (2012). Josh became the first landscape architect to receive an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2020-23 and UNSW Scientia Fellowship (2020-24).