Michael Kucher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor ; Graduate Faculty
Kucher, Michael

Contact information

Dept: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Room: GWP 421
Phone: 253-692-5839
Email: kucher@u.washington.edu
Web: http://faculty.washington.edu/kucher/


  • Ph.D., History, University of Delaware, 2000.
  • M.A., History, University of Delaware, 1991.
  • B.A., Liberal Studies, Eugene Lang College, 1987.


Technology and the Environment: Human Impacts on Ecosystems and Landscapes.

Selected Publications/Presentations:

  • The Use of Water and its Regulation in Medieval Siena, Journal of Urban History, May 2005.
  • Kucher, Michael. The Roots of the Networked City: The Medieval Aqueducts and Fountains of Siena. Routledge, 2005.
  • "Lost Memories: Most of What We Know about the Puget Sound/Georgia Straight Landscape is Wrong". American Society for Environmental History, Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC, April 2004.
  • "Sienese Engineers and Their Legacy." Society for the History of Technology, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 2003.
  • "The Role of Technology in Promoting Sustainable Design." Sustainability Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, March 2002.