What is Development Excellence?
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), together with private and public partners, works to help create a Sustainable North Texas region that is recognized nationwide as a center of development excellence. Our goal is a region where residents, businesses, and visitors enjoy a built environment that creates a true sense of place; uses water, energy, and environmental resources effectively and efficiently; protects a diversity of habitats; reduces Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT); and supports public health and quality of life. To achieve these aims, regional leaders have adopted Principles of Development Excellence and NCTCOG carries out various strategic initiatives, including support for Vision North Texas, the CLIDE Awards Program, a Regional Repository of Best Practices, Sustainable Development activities, and many others.
Library of Technical Tools
We have a new Library of information which contains sustainable planning documents and best practices, including but not limited to, zoning ordinances, form-based codes, comprehensive plans, thoroughfare plans, transit-oriented development, design guidelines, incentives, and other innovative local and regional government practices from the North Central Texas region, as well as around the country, that might serve as practical examples of tools to aid you in providing sustainable planning and development and advance our mission.
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Announcing the 2013 CLIDE Awards!
It's CLIDE time again! The Center of Development Excellence received a great response in applications for the 2013 Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) Awards. Public and private entities, including cities, developers, architects, planners, engineers, and others, submited applications for this prestigious regional award program. More...
2011 Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE)
The Center of Development Excellence is excited to announce the recipients of the fifth cycle of the biennial CLIDE Awards program. We received 40 submissions of projects and programs from our region that exemplify the Principles of Development Excellence. Applications for the 2011 CLIDE Awards were accepted online between January 31- March 25, 2011. Sixteen Award Recipients were recognized at the North Central Texas Council of Governments' General Assembly on June 17, 2011.
Begun in 2003, CLIDE Awards recognize projects, developments, and private or public programs that exemplify the region's Principles of Development Excellence. We invite you to learn more about CLIDE and previous CLIDE recipients.
Vision North Texas
Vision North Texas is a private-public partnership, headed by Charter Sponsors the Urban Land Institute, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and the University of Texas at Arlington. The Vision North Texas’ Regional Summit for 2011 took place on Friday Morning, October 28, 2011 at the University of Texas at Arlington's University Center. We heard from internationally known author, Richard Florida, as our keynote speaker for the event. The summit presented highlights of the North Texas 2050 annual report and attendees participated in action team break-out sessions that focused on specific topic areas and activities.
If you would like to become involved with Vision North Texas, follow the link above or visit www.visionnorthtexas.org.
Among the key components of NCTCOG's Sustainable Development program are consideration of the interface between land use and transportation, planning for bicycle and pedestrian modes of transportation, and the evaluation of alternative future demographic scenarios.
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