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Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K. (2016, September). Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2016: Planning for Future Generations

Despite awareness of issues affecting an aging population, planning policy has very little to say about cemeteries, crematoria and other ‘deathscapes’. A review of contemporary development plans has revealed that fewer than 20% of English local autho... Read More about Remembering the future: New cemeteries and the paradox of planning for heterotopic space.

‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’ (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K. (2016, August). ‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’. Paper presented at RGS-IGB Annual International Conference

This paper draws on research from cemeteries in the UK which explores their role in presenting and promoting local identity, and accommodating multifaith and multicultural practices. It draws on interviews with cemetery managers, and researcher taken... Read More about ‘They have different ways of doing things’. Cemeteries, diversity and local place attachment’.

Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClymont, K. (2016, June). Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics. Paper presented at Moving beyond conflict in planning: Towards a critical consensus politics?

Post foundationalist political theories have provided some of the most radical tools of critique in recent years. As well as challenging the dominant orthodoxy of achieving consensus in decision-making, they give voice to claims that the world can be... Read More about Articulating virtue: Planning ethics within and beyond post politics.

‘That eccentric use of land at the top of the hill’: Cemeteries and stories of the city (2016)
Journal Article
McClymont, K. (2016). ‘That eccentric use of land at the top of the hill’: Cemeteries and stories of the city. Mortality, 21(4), 378-396. https://doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2016.1151865

Most contemporary research accounts for conflict within cemetery space, but does not consider the potentially contested and poorly understood role of cemeteries within their broader cityscape. This study draws on stories from cemetery managers across... Read More about ‘That eccentric use of land at the top of the hill’: Cemeteries and stories of the city.