On February 6, 2004, more than 170 invited leaders from the public sector, private industry, and nonprofit organizations gathered in New Brunswick for the first time in New Jersey to explore how community design can support healthy lifestyles, specifically through the advancement of walking and biking. The Common Grounds Conference sought to illuminate the existing and potential roles of land use, health, transportation, education, and related disciplines in fostering more active lifestyles to counter the epidemic of obesity afflicting New Jersey and the rest of the nation. The following document was prepared to summarize the conference and better identify the challenges that lie ahead.

Read full report: Common Grounds Conference Report (2004)