Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Struggling Philadelphia-area cemeteries
The Philadelphia Inquirer had a good story over the weekend about several cemeteries that are falling into neglect and disrepair. I've done research on this in the past, and know that it is an ongoing problem in society. There's a sad-but-true quote from Bob Fels, who notes:
Cemeteries are still the only businesses that have to service what they sell forever.
"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.