How Cemeteries are Turning Back Into Public Spaces

Article Link: https://www.oddee.com/how-cemeteries-are-turning-back-into-public-spaces/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Cemeteries hypothetically serve a handful of important purposes, but in some cases, they merely take up space—offering little in the way of public service. While they still function as a way for people to pay respects to their loved ones who have passed on, there isn’t much else to see or experience. And in many cases, the space they take up could have been used for something more engaging or valuable to the community. Does that mean we should get rid of cemeteries? Of course not. Instead, it means we should be working to help cemeteries evolve—and that’s just what experts are doing.