The blog is unofficially in limbo, as I step away from geography and cemetery matters for a math class that is required for my GIS certification. If you are interested in following my adventures in Discrete Math, please head to "1-1 does not equal zero," my math-class blog.
People in San Angelo, Texas, are working to make its Fairmount Cemetery a more attractive park - yes, park - for its residents to use. Plans include a gazebo as an information station, landscaping, statuary and other additions/alterations that will attract the community. Funding is expected from public and private sources. The mayor says the plan is too late to be inserted into the current budget, but indicates he likes the plan. Let's hope it doesn't fade away in the interim. This plan sounds like a good idea.
The Los Angeles Times writes about the economic struggles cemeteries face. This focuses largely on preserving the statuary of such historic sites at Green-Wood in Brooklyn, N.Y., but touches on other economic concerns, as well.
"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.