Orem, Utah, is a rapidly growing city that is changing from rural to urban land uses. A present inventory of land is important in determining the land use characteristics of the city, the degree of development, and future use of land. A field survey was made of the city and the resultant land use information was computerized for data analysis.
Although Orem City is rapidly changing to urban uses, the city is still largely undeveloped, especially when compared to major urban centers. Agriculture is still the most dominant use of land comprising almost thirty-nine percent of the city. Approximately forty percent of Orem is developed, and land occupied by single family dwellings is the dominant use of developed land. Because of urban sprawl and reduction of agricultural land in Orem, a land use plan for the future is vital. It should include re-classification of zoned land in the city, and steps to control growth and preserve open space.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Geography
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Shaw, George G., "Orem, Utah: A Study in Urban Land Use" (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 5102.
Land use, Utah, Orem, Orem Utah, Description, travel, City planning