Downtown West Palm Beach has completed almost two decades of redevelopment, positioning itself as one of the most active downtown areas in South Florida. During these years a complex planning process has been undertaken, including the implementation of two Master Plans by three strong mayors, a development boom and a subsequent recession. The presentation
will explore the interaction between planning goals, political environment and the real estate market. What can we learn from the past 20 years of redevelopment? How can we practice planning
in the real world?