Planning for the Deceased (PAS 572)

By Christopher Coutts, Carlton Basmajian, Dwight Merriam, Patricia Salkin

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Can better cemeteries make better communities? As the baby boom generation ages, demand for interment is inevitably rising. The way planners respond will have lasting impact on cities and towns.

This sensible yet sensitive guide addresses questions planners everywhere are facing. What happens to cemeteries that have run out of room? Who cares for abandoned burial grounds? The authors look at...

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Page Count
80
Date Published
April 1, 2013
ISBN
978-1-611900-82-8
Format
Paperback
Publisher
APA Planning Advisory Service

About the Authors

Christopher Coutts

Carlton Basmajian

Dwight Merriam

Patricia Salkin

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Need to Plan for the Deceased

Chapter 2: The Death Care Industry
Current National Trends
State and Federal Oversight
Cemetery Ownership and Location
Crematorium Ownership and Location
Funeral Home Ownership and Location
Conclusion

Chapter 3: Planning and Regulating Cemeteries
Inventorying Capacity
Visioning and Goal Setting
Categorizing Use: Standards, Policies, and Incentives
Zoning and Land Use
Cemetery Solvency
Conclusion

Chapter 4: Alternative Methods to Reduce the Deathprint of the Deceased
Addressing Cemetery Land Consumption Through Density
Sustainable Alternatives to Traditional Embalmed Burial
Conclusion

Chapter 5: Case Studies
Needham Cemetery, Needham, Massachusetts
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Hong Kong
London

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