ROBIN WILLIAMS' PAVEMENT RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
Here are links to presentations, radio interviews and news articles about my work on historic pavement.
magazine article - street views Savannah (special supplement from Savannah Morning News)
"SCAD Professor Taking Steps to Protect, Project City's Historic Pavements," March 2018
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS
Bill Dawers, "City Talk: Take closer look at Savannah’s historic pavement," July 16, 2017
TEDX SAVANNAH PRESENTATION
"How Historic Street Pavement Modernized the City," TEDxSavannah presentation, May 19, 2017.
Our most democratic form of built heritage, historic street pavement has been largely ignored by the preservation movement. Before the 1920s, cities experimented with an amazing variety of paving materials that were essential to modernizing urban life.
online article - Historic European Cobblestones blog
Lisa Van Liefde, "Historic Pavement - A Valuable Resource," Historic European Cobblestone / Monarch Stone International website, April 18, 2017.
online article - architecture here and there blog
David Brussat, "Saving historic pavement," Architecture Here and There blog, March 15, 2017.
wruu savannah radio interview
Radio interview that was the inaugural episode of "The Square," a radio show on WRUU Savannah (107.5 FM) addressing urban affairs in Savannah, hosted by Nick Palumbo. The first half of the interview addressed the city's Streetscape Improvement Project for Broughton, Bay and River Streets (Williams serves on the steering committee for that project) and the second half addressed his historic pavement research, March 6, 2017.
WTOC SAVANNAH TV NEWS STORY
TV news coverage on WTOC Savannah of my public talk, "History Underfoot," as part of the Friends of Massie Lecture Series in Savannah, January 24, 2017.
georgia public radio interview and blog article
Emily Jones, "Historic Pavement Helps Tell Savannah's Story," GPB Now website; interview with Emily Jones regarding historic street and sidewalk pavement, January 24, 2017.
online essay - The cultural landscape foundation
Robin B. Williams, "Neglected Heritage Beneath Our Feet: Documenting Historic Street and Sidewalk Pavement Across America,” The Cultural Landscape Foundation Website, December 7, 2016.
Online article - curbed.com
Patrick Sisson, "Step onto the past: new website explores our cities' historic streets and roadways," Curbed.com, September 15, 2016.
Online blog post - German village society website
Sarah Marsom, "German Village's Paver Past," Germanvillage.com, July 27, 2016