Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Land dispute in New Jersey
Middlesex County, N.J., had plans in the 1970s to widen a road near a church cemetery. As compensation for taking the land, the city of Perth Amboy supposedly gave land to the church. The road project never advance, and now that the church wants to subdivide its property, the sides are locked in a dispute about who owns what.
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." -- Benjamin Franklin
Where do we go when we die? This blog explores the places where cemeteries and land use intersect, and examines what urban planners and thinkers, communities and others are doing (and not doing) about cemeteries.
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I am a journalist, adjunct professor of journalism and rural issues. I studied GIS, and I blog about cemeteries and land use, urban issues, and honey. All views expressed are those of the author alone.