Keith Revell

Keith Revell
Florida International University | FIU · Department of Public Administration

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South Florida developed as an urban gambling resort center that posed both cultural and political challenges to the traditional southern values that animated the state’s approach to regulating vice. This article examines the conflicts over vice tourism in South Florida by focusing on the relationship between Governor Spessard Holland and former Mia...
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Miami Beach was the nation’s premier winter resort between the 1930s and the 1950s. The city attracted a diverse crowd of visitors, some interested in a peaceful respite from the frigid north, others drawn by the drinking, dancing, and musical entertainment offered by its many bars and nightclubs. As part of an elaborate effort to sustain the city’...
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This article analyzes changes in hotel urbanism in Miami Beach. Most of the Art Deco hotels built between 1935 and 1942 were “urban citizens”—visually integrated into an ensemble of architecturally similar buildings and economically integrated into a symbiotic leisure economy where urban hostels, nightclubs, and luxury retailers combined to offer a...
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Luxury Hotels and Urban Hostels: Carl Fisher, Resort Architecture, and the Contrasting Worlds of Miami Beach's Pre-Depression-Era Lodging contrasts two approaches to hotel building in Miami Beach during the early to mid-1920s. Keith D. Revell describes how luxury resort hotels, exemplified by Carl Fisher's Flamingo (1920), offered recreation activi...
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Between 1950 and 1980, South Beach, at the southern tip of Miami Beach, was transformed into an unplanned retirement community by the arrival of thousands of elderly, poor, mainly Jewish in-migrants. South Beach seniors had a profound impact on the local economy and became a dominant force in city politics, profoundly altering perceptions of what w...
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This article presents an approach to teaching leadership that employs in-class exercises to build three sets of skills: decision-making, collaboration, and negotiation. It provides a detailed explanation of these teaching techniques based on 11 years of experience with MPA students, highlighting the benefits of the appropriate sequencing of games,...
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Overtown, once the center of African American life in Miami, lost 40% of its population when Interstate 95 was built through the heart of the community in the 1960s. Even though a variety of non-policy factors played a role in the decline of the area, expressway construction and urban renewal greatly accelerated the process. Just as important, effo...
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Journal of Policy History 12.2 (2000) 177-214 "Historically, geographically, and commercially New York and the industrial district in the northern part of the state of New Jersey constitute a single community," declared the Interstate Commerce Commission in the New York Harbor case in 1917. In spite of that overwhelming fact, the railroads in the p...
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“We must reckon first with the fact that Americans take for granted their right to do on their own property anything they please regardless of their neighbors,” Edward Bassett told his compatriots in the New York City zoning movement in 1913. 1 Bassett, who has come to be known as the father of zoning, captured the thoughts of many planning adv...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Virginia, 1994. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 398-422). Photocopy.

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