Cemetery in St Petersburg

Dr Pavel Grabalov

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway

Pavel Grabalov is an urban researcher with a PhD degree from the Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. His PhD thesis was devoted to the role of cemeteries across different urban contexts: “Urban cemeteries as public spaces: A comparison of cases from Scandinavia and Russia”. His research interests revolve around interrelations between people and their environments and how these interrelations are captured or ignored by urban planning and development policies. Regarding cemetery research, he is interested in planning approaches for cemeteries, people’s experiences and behaviour in cemetery space, sustainability of cemeteries and cross-cultural comparison.

Grabalov, P. (2022) ‘Invisible public spaces: the role of cemeteries in urban planning and development in Moscow’, Journal of Urban Affairs, DOI.

Grabalov, P., & Nordh H. (2022) ‘The future of urban cemeteries as public spaces: insights from Oslo and Copenhagen’, Planning Theory & Practice, 23:1, 81–98.

Grabalov, P., & Nordh, H. (2020) ‘”Philosophical park”: cemeteries in the Scandinavian urban context’, Sociální studia/Social Studies, 17:1, 33–54.

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