There are currently 84 cemeteries in the territory of Prague, of which 33 are managed directly by the city company Prague Cemetery Administration. Prague’s cemeteries are not only a place of piety and last rest, there are also valuable cultural works and a lot of greenery is concentrated here. The new manual, approved today by the Prague Council, aims to unify the development of Prague cemeteries and make them more open to the public.
“The Prague Cemeteries Manual is a supplement to the manual for creating public spaces, which was published by IPR some time ago. This material contains a summary of the current state of Prague cemeteries and suggestions for further actionhow to care for cemeteries. It’s not just places of piety, but there are cultural monuments, our history is captured here and they are also a reservoir of greenery and help to retain water in the landscape, “said Milena Johnová (Prague Sobě), councilor for social affairs, today
“Cemeteries therefore have a number of functions, which are described in detail in the new manual. Our contributory organization, the Administration of Prague Cemeteries, will follow the new material during care and development“” Take care of John.
5 main goals
The new manual has 5 main goals, which include involving cemeteries more in the structure of the city, making adequate use of their greenery to spend free time, and at the same time what place our history and culture meet. Another goal is to improve the existing environment of cemeteries and their surroundings, that is,to regulate the surface of roads, to take better care of greenery and graves and, last but not least, to invest in repairs of entrance areas, facilities and furniture. The missing infrastructure should complement it.
“If we want people to spend their free time in cemeteries, there must be conditions. This means, for example, publicly accessible toilets, a sufficient number of benches and other rest areas, not least lighting. This is often missing in Prague cemeteries. For example, there are only 4 lamps in the huge area of Olšany cemeteries, which, moreover, were installed here relatively recently, “said Martin Červený, SPH director Martin, before introducing the new Prague Cemeteries Manual.
And it is the new manual that should help realize all these goals. The principles and recommendations can be included in the order of the cemetery, in the assignment of the competition or selection procedures for investments in cemeteries or in specific cemetery development studies.
Prague, in cooperation with IPR, presented the vision of Prague cemeteries. These should be more open to people in the future Veronika Foltová
Prague, in cooperation with IPR, presented the vision of Prague cemeteries. These should be more open to people in the future
Author: Veronika Foltová