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Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano
The waste produced by the funeral industry affects the economy, our natural resources, public health, city planning and our cultural misconceptions about death and tradition.

The waste produced by the funeral industry affects the economy, our natural resources, public health, city planning and our cultural misconceptions about death and tradition.

 

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Who would benefit from cemeteries becoming zones of material output?

Who would benefit from cemeteries becoming zones of material output?

 

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What groups are dealing with "future occupants" in a positive way and what concerns them?

What groups are dealing with “future occupants” in a positive way and what concerns them?

 

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Why does the raw material waste of the burial process concern green funeral advocates?

Why does the raw material waste of the burial process concern green funeral advocates?

 

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How is green burial a solution?

How is green burial a solution?

 

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What other solutions are out there?

What other solutions are out there?

 

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What would be the difference between a contemporary cemetery and a green cemetery?

What would be the difference between a contemporary cemetery and a green cemetery?

 

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What's stopping the independent groups in Massachusetts from establishing a green cemetery?

What’s stopping the independent groups in Massachusetts from establishing a green cemetery?

 

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My Little Public is a program that encourages a discussion that could form a new concept of future urban spaces. Through educating children while they are young, we can foster their desire to cultivate an engaging and livable environment. It is a prospect of promoting a culture where people have more awareness and interaction with their environment.

My Little Public at Harvard

In the recent years, our lives have drastically been altered by the development of the information age. One example is how technology starts to fundamentally change the way we live. Thirty years ago, people could not have imagined a world of computer networks, smartphones, and a staggering number of wireless technologies. For instance, in the 1990s, when making a date with a friend, you might say “let’s meet right at the east entrance of the memorial park at 7:00 sharp.” But in 2010, you might say “let’s meet in the Quincy area at around seven-ish, just call me or text me when you are in the area.” In fact, the development in the information age not only changes the way we are living but how we perceive and interact with physical spaces. Instead of planning precisely, now you can freely meander in that area and just make sure your mobile phone is on and connected. In this new age, how will our physical environment add up to the new perception of space? And what will that be?

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