Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Fall 2018


Community and Regional Planning

First Major Professor

Dr. Timothy Borich


Master of Science (MS)


Community and Regional Planning


Outdoor recreation is one of the nation’s fastest growing industries. Ogden, Utah has spent almost two decades focusing on and developing its outdoor recreation assets as well as using them to influence the redevelopment of its downtown and to impact the community capitals framework within the city. This research paper will attempt to identify the impact natural resources and outdoor recreation assets have had on community development in Ogden. The outcomes in the community capitals framework of Ogden will be addressed. Through interviews, data collection, and research, this paper will address the methods, plans, and marketing approaches the community leaders instituted in using outdoor recreation as a focal point in its revitalization efforts. A study of each community capital (natural, cultural, human, social, political, financial, built) will help demonstrate the impact outdoor recreation has had on the overall wellbeing of Ogden.

Copyright Owner

Scott Reid

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