Tom Harvey, professor of geography at Portland State University, is a cultural geographer with interests in local distinctiveness, landscape history and stewardship, and the connections between city and country. He is currently exploring lessons that Tuscany and the European Landscape Convention hold for heritage landscape preservation in the U.S. He has published articles on the Pacific Northwest as a region, Portland in the global economy, and sustainability in Siena. He is co-author with Martha Works, also of the Geography Department, of articles on metropolitan agriculture and suburban form in the Portland metropolitan area. He is PSU’s foremost expert on the hill towns of Tuscany (a distinction he shares with others) and on Tupelo, Mississippi (a singular distinction).