Planning for Healthy and Sustainable Cities: National City Offers a Model

March 2016

By: Julia Lave Johnston, Western City
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Social Equity

This case study examines National City, California’s effort to develop the Paradise Creek Affordable Housing Project, a transit-oriented infill development. It shares how the city worked with residents from the Old Town neighborhood to incorporate health issues in the Westside Specific Plan, which engage and inform residents and local officials on the community’s priorities.

National City, CA

2010 Population: 58,582

2010 Population Density: 8,050.30/square mile