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How are cemetaries viewed in terms of urban planning?

Boston and NYC both do not have huge cemetaries in their downtown areas, but I'm sure they both once did. Manhattan has no cemetaries to my knowledge.

How is such land use justified as populations grow?

For example, Forest Hills Cemetary becoming park land, moving the graves somewhere else.

I know this can be a sensitive subject for some.

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How are cemetaries viewed in terms of urban planning?

Boston and NYC both do not have huge cemetaries in their downtown areas, but I'm sure they both once did.  Manhattan has no cemetaries to my knowledge.

How is such land use justified as populations grow?

For example, Forest Hills Cemetary becoming park land, moving the graves somewhere else.

I know this can be a sensitive subject for some.

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Seems that Boston has some interesting little historic cemetaries that are tourist attractions. Growing up in Melrose, Wyoming cemetary--next to Oak Grove Orange Line Station-- was useful open space to me, an extension of Pine Panks in some ways. My mother taught me to drive there, and I spent many sunny afternoons strolling with friends. If you can forget about the dead people beneath you, cemetaries are just well landscaped parks.

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