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
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
Next City on How To Live in the City of the Dead
Additional Reading/Contemplating: Cemeteries of the Future