Hey gang, we’re halfway to Halloween so let’s have some fun with the utterly macabre, shall we?

On today’s episode, we’re looking the geography of cemeteries – those ubiquitous but often overlooked bastions of the sacred and the profane – the emotional and the utilitarian.

Aside from their personal and cultural significance, cemeteries have had an interesting impact on land use patterns and urban life. And the cemetery itself has its own internal geography and range of architectural features, which itself reflects the values and history of the town or city.

Show Notes + Sources

Francaviglia’s “Cemetery as an Evolving Cultural Landscape” (1971)

Forest Hill Cemetery’s Geography of Death – Zoning

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Hope Cemetery in Barre, Vermont

Some Results and Implications of a Cemetery Study

Necrogeography in the United States

THE CEMETERIES OF CHICAGO: A PHASE OF LAND UTILIZATION

Cemeteries in the City Plan

Next City on How To Live in the City of the Dead

Additional Reading/Contemplating:  Cemeteries of the Future

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