Digging Into ‘Recomposition’….Composting of Human Remains

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed David Sloane of the USC Price School about a new law in Washington state that will allow the composting of human remains. Would you be willing to consider recomposition as an alternative to more traditional methods if it were ever approved in California? How close is California to approving a method like…

Disruption comes for death

Vox quoted David Sloane of the USC Price School about environmentally-friendly and more cost-effective funeral options. “Cremation is now the normal way to take care of a death for millions of Americans,” says Dr. David Sloane, a professor of urban planning, policy, and history at the University of Southern California and author of Is the…

The End: Death, Cemeteries, and Remembering

All things must come to an end.
But … how do we say goodbye? How we die, how we treat death means so much. What does our farewell mean for the lives gone before us and for the future that will come after them?
Don’t miss this final episode of #OurAmericanDiscourse! In which Anthony Orlando discusses THE END with the incomparable David Sloane.

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Is the cemetery dead? Sloane examines new trends in ‘planning for death’

Inspired by his forthcoming book Is the Cemetery Dead?, Sloane was the featured speaker for the March 12 USC Price Conversation in New York, addressing Price alumni and current students, as well as SEO Scholars from local high schools. He gave a poignant, personal talk that encompassed changing American attitudes about cremation to how to support friends who are grieving.