Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Massachusetts National Cemetery picks firm for expansion
An architectural firm in Boston has been chosen to design the expansion of Massachusetts National Cemetery. The primary reason for the project is the increasing number of deaths of World War II-era veterans. Construction should begin next year and be finished by 2012.
"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.