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Iowa State researcher’s study of land-use implications for cemeteries helps Iowa community plan for future

By Chelsea Davis, Iowa State University News Service

Carlton Basmajian, associate professor of community and regional planning at Iowa State University, brought his unique research on the land-use implications of cemeteries and burial to the classroom. This semester, his students researched and planned various options for the city of Perry, Iowa, which – like many communities across the United States – is facing space constraints in its cemetery.