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Web URL(s):https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1618866717303138
    Last checked: 08/02/2018
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Author(s):Clayden, Andy; Green, Trish; Hockey, Jenny; Powell, Mark
Author Affiliation:Clayden: Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; Green: Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Hull, UK; Hockey: Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; Powell: School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Title:Cutting the lawn - Natural burial and its contribution to the delivery of ecosystem services in urban cemeteries
Section:Original research article
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Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. Vol. 33, June 2018, p. 99-106.
# of Pages:8
Publishing Information:Jena, Germany: Urban & Fischer
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aesthetic values; Cemeteries; Turf values
Abstract/Contents:"This article investigates the impact of natural burial on the delivery of ecosystem services (ESs) in urban cemeteries in England that are owned and managed by local authorities. Local authority natural burial sites have received far less attention from researchers than independent sites developed by farmers, charitable trusts, funeral directors and land owners. Here we argue that the local authority hybrid cemeteries that combine natural burial with traditional graves may have a far greater impact in delivering regulatory and cultural ecosystem services than the much larger and frequently more environmentally ambitious natural burial grounds developed by the independent sector. The article presents three case studies of cemeteries, each of which represents a different interpretation of natural burial. Two have retrofitted natural burial into an existing cemetery landscape. The third is a new cemetery where natural burial was included with traditional burial in the original design brief and planning application. The research reveals how natural burial is transforming the traditional cemetery, with its focus on an intensively managed lawn aesthetic, towards a more habitat rich and spatially complex landscape with its own distinctive identity. The research also reveals how natural burial (within the unique constraints of UK burial culture that does not permit the recycling of burial space) is increasing the burial capacity of urban cemeteries by accessing land and grave space that might not be suitable or appropriate for more traditional forms of burial."
Note:"This article is part of a special feature entitled 'The role of cemeteries as green urban spaces' published at the journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 33C"
Geographic Terms:England, United Kingdom
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Clayden, A., T. Green, J. Hockey, and M. Powell. 2018. Cutting the lawn - Natural burial and its contribution to the delivery of ecosystem services in urban cemeteries. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 33:p. 99-106.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.08.012
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