Landscape Architecture

Tatum Hands

Editor-In-Chief, LA+ Journal


Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations, University of Western Australia (2005)
LL.B. (Hons), University of New South Wales (1995)

Cert. in Editing, Society of Editors WA (2002)

Tatum L. Hands is the founder and Editor in Chief of LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture produced at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. From 2003 to 2013, she was director of a legal consultancy specializing in parliamentary reporting on legislative, policy, and institutional evaluation and reform. She was coeditor of a national law journal for 13 years and has worked as a freelance publications editor and as a forensic editor for state and federal courts. Dr. Hands has also held positions as Executive Officer of the Law Reform Commission (WA) and as Judicial Associate to the former Chief Justice of Australia. Her most recent publications in the design field include the books Beautiful China: Reflections on Landscape Architecture in Contemporary China (2020) and The Landscape Project (2022)—both coedited with Richard Weller—and LA+ GREEN (2022), with Nicholas Pevzner and Richard Weller.

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