North Central Texas adds approximately 100,000 new residents each year. By 2045, over 11 million people are expected to call the region home, a 51 percent increase in population from 2018. This growth will bring new economic and cultural opportunities, and it will also bring new challenges. Collectively, we must effectively manage growth-related impacts on our air, water, transportation systems, and built and natural environments in order to maintain our region's quality of life.
The Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) Awards Program was created in 2003 to encourage innovative development projects and practices that will help accommodate this expected growth and ensure a sustainable North Texas for generations to come. The CLIDE Awards Program does this by recognizing private and public development programs and projects that exemplify the Principles of Development Excellence.
2019 CLIDE AWARDS
The Center of Development Excellence, a program of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, is pleased to announce the ninth biennial Celebrating Leadership In Development Excellence (CLIDE) Awards Program. NCTCOG invites public and private entities, including cities, developers, architects, planners, engineers, and others, to submit applications for this prestigious regional award program.
Applications for the 2019 CLIDE Awards will be accepted starting February 4, 2019. The application deadline is 5 p.m. CT on March 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted through this website.
We are looking for outstanding projects and programs from the North Central Texas region that exemplify the Principles of Development Excellence and help ensure a sustainable North Texas. The 2019 CLIDE Awards will be presented to the recipients at the North Central Texas Council of Governments' General Assembly on June 14, 2019.
Awards will be considered for the following categories with emphasis on the Principles of Development Excellence. All five categories are open to all eligible entities, organizations, and individuals, including both public and private sector entities. The CLIDE Awards jury reserves the right to determine the number of recipients for each category.
Note: The CLIDE Awards jury reserves the right to determine the number of recipients for each category.
1. New Development*
Recognizes developments that are constructed on previously undeveloped sites and that successfully exemplify many of the Principles of Development Excellence. Projects must have at least broken ground prior to submittal.
Recognizes those developments that reuse and/or rebuild existing structures, and that successfully exemplify many of the Principles of Development Excellence.
3. Special Development*
Recognizes projects that exemplify only a limited number (one or two) of the Principles of Development Excellence, but which are outstanding in their promotion of those selected principles. Projects that exemplify the Environmental Stewardship principle may be highlighted here. Examples include but are not limited to a sustainable infrastructure project, an energy conservation initiative, an open space or trail project, or a stormwater best management practice (BMP) such as low-impact development (LID).
4. Raising Public Awareness
Recognizes an organization and/or individual for educating the public or raising awareness of development excellence. Submittals may include but are not limited to:
- A media outlet in the North Central Texas region for a story or series; and,
- An organization or a local government for a public education campaign.
5. Public Policy and Planning
Recognizes a local government or private/public partnership for implementing a program or policy that facilitates and promotes various aspects of the Principles of Development Excellence. Submittals may include but are not limited to:
- Adopted policies, programs, ordinances, and guidelines (mixed use, open space, natural features protection, public space, historic preservation, design standards, or incentives) that can include a public/private initiative; and,
- Comprehensive, neighborhood, area, or strategic plans.
*Note: New Development, Redevelopment, or Special Development submittals may include but are not limited to large and small scale projects; single or multiple buildings; residential, mixed use, commercial, or transportation projects; and recreational and public developments.
A distinguished panel of jurors composed of nationally respected professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, public policy, and development will select the CLIDE Award recipients from the eligible applications submitted. Winners will be notified in May 2019 and invited to the North Central Texas Council of Governments' General Assembly on June 14, 2019 to accept their awards.
The following eligibility requirements apply to the 2019 CLIDE Awards submissions:
- The submissions must be received by 5 p.m. CT on March 1, 2019
- Only applications submitted through the online CLIDE Application form will be accepted
- Submitted projects or activities must be in the North Central Texas region (see the map at https://www.nctcog.org/getattachment/About-Us/16countyregion.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US);
- Submitted projects or activities must exemplify or promote one or more of the Principles of Development Excellence and must promote the Center of Development Excellence's mission
- Joint or team applications are encouraged, where applicable, with all major project participants identified in the submission
- Competing applications for the same project or activity will not be accepted
- Submissions will be accepted from both public and private-sector applicants
- For an entry in the New Development, Redevelopment, or Special Development category, the project must, at minimum, be under construction by the submission deadline of March 1, 2019
- For an entry in the Raising Public Awareness category, the program/campaign/publication must have been aired/published/distributed by the submission deadline of March 1, 2019
- For an entry in the Public Policy and Planning category, the program/policy/plan must be adopted by the local government by the submission deadline of March 1, 2019