Can better cemeteries make better communities? As the baby boom generation ages, demand for interment is inevitably rising. The way planners respond will have lasting impact on cities and towns.
This sensible yet sensitive guide addresses questions planners everywhere are facing. What happens to cemeteries that have run out of room? Who cares for abandoned burial grounds? The authors look at public health implications, private versus public interests, planning and zoning concerns, and the complex web of state and federal oversight. The discussion also explores emerging alternatives to traditional interment, from cremation to burial at sea.
Case studies show the range of creative approaches cities have adopted, from New Orleans's above-ground tombs to London's Necropolis railway to densely populated Hong Kong's tradition of cremation. Planners and public officials across the country will find this report a valuable resource as they plan for the ultimate future of their communities' residents.
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