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City planning in West Palm Beach, Florida during the 1920s

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Date Issued:
1991
Summary:
One of the first accomplishments of the Planning Board was to contract with prominent city planner John Nolen to re-design West Palm Beach. As Nolen conducted his surveys and prepared a general plan, various political machinations in the city frustrated the planning process. Nolen's plans were never implemented because of the Florida land boom of the 1920s and because of the city's lack of commitment to planning. West Palm Beach in the 1920s was a mix of planning advocates and developers. With reckless capitalistic zeal, subdividers shaped the physical structure of West Palm Beach with only the most primitive of plans. The Planning Board was only an advisory panel and lacked the ability to enforce planning decisions. There was little public support for the city to have strong police powers over private property. The city adopted zoning regulations in 1926 when zoning consultant, Robert Whitten, drafted a zoning law based on legal precedents. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)
Title: City planning in West Palm Beach, Florida during the 1920s.
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Name(s): Eades, John Frederick.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Curl, Donald W., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 151 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: One of the first accomplishments of the Planning Board was to contract with prominent city planner John Nolen to re-design West Palm Beach. As Nolen conducted his surveys and prepared a general plan, various political machinations in the city frustrated the planning process. Nolen's plans were never implemented because of the Florida land boom of the 1920s and because of the city's lack of commitment to planning. West Palm Beach in the 1920s was a mix of planning advocates and developers. With reckless capitalistic zeal, subdividers shaped the physical structure of West Palm Beach with only the most primitive of plans. The Planning Board was only an advisory panel and lacked the ability to enforce planning decisions. There was little public support for the city to have strong police powers over private property. The city adopted zoning regulations in 1926 when zoning consultant, Robert Whitten, drafted a zoning law based on legal precedents. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)
Identifier: 14776 (digitool), FADT14776 (IID), fau:11566 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1991.
Subject(s): City planning--Florida--West Palm Beach--History.
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