Planning: United States

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Cataldo, C. 2017

‘Discriminating against the dead: how to protect Muslim cemeteries from exclusionary land use mechanisms’, Boston College Law Review, 58:1, 1391-99.

Coutts, C., Basmajian, C. & Chapin, T. 2011

‘Projecting landscapes of death’, Landscape and Urban Planning, 102: 254-61.

Coutts, C., Basmajian, C., Sehee, J. & 2 others 2018

‘Natural burial as a land conservation tool in the US’, Landscape and Urban Planning, 130-143.

Harker, A. 2012

‘Landscapes of the dead: an argument for conservation burial’, Berkeley Planning Journal, 25: 150-59.

Lehrer, J. 1974

‘Cemetery land use and the urban planner’, Urban Law Annual, 7, 181-197.

Pattison, W. 1955

‘The cemeteries of Chicago: a phase of land utilization’, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 45: 3, 245-57.

Price, L. 1966

‘Some results and implications of a cemetery study’, Professional Geographer, 18, 4, 201-7.


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