Cemeteries are places of individual and collective mourning and memory, places of worship, of architectural, artistic and landscape testimony. They also nurture ecological variety and biodiversity. As evolving territories, cemeteries recreate the increasing diversification of social needs and cultural and symbolic values of the residents, for the present and the future. The revision of the Milan Cemetery Regulatory Plan is an opportunity to reflect on these conditions and potential and to foster a project of multiculturalism and diversification of spaces and ecologies for the contemporary metropolitan city. The university support offered to the plan provides a few hints on the research activities shared with the Municipality, focussing on an innovative attitude towards administrative processes.
Keywords: Cemeteries; Regulatory plan for cemeteries; Milano