Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence
CLIDE Awards Program

2009 CLIDE Awards Jury and Selection Process

The Awards Jury

The Center of Development Excellence has assembled a distinguished jury from throughout the country to judge the CLIDE applications.  The jury will convene in April 2009 to consider qualified applicants and to select the 2009 CLIDE Award recipients.

Brenda Case Scheer AIA AICP, Jury Chair

Brenda Case ScheerBrenda Case Scheer has been the Dean of the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah since 2002. During her tenure, the College has been considerably transformed by the addition of the urban planning program.

Her research specializations are the formal development of cities and urban design policy. She has published many articles and book chapters on design review, architecture, housing, and suburban form. She is the winner of the prestigious Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism Prize, which is awarded for writings on urban design.

She is also chair of the board of directors of Artspace, Inc., a member of the Envision Utah steering committee, and on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning Association. Dean Scheer has a long record of professional practice, including as a principal of Scheer & Scheer, Inc., where her projects include master planning, urban design and design guidelines as well as several award-winning architectural projects. She has also been involved in sustainable development projects in Thailand and Crete.

She was previously a professor at the University of Cincinnati, where she taught for 12 years. Before entering her academic career, she was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, director of urban design at the City of Boston, and vice president of a real estate development company in Houston. She holds the masters' and bachelor's degrees in architecture from Rice University.

Daniel A. Hernandez

Daniel HernandezDaniel Hernandez brings to his role as co-director of Jonathan Rose Company LLC’s planning practice more than 20 years of experience in the development planning and project management of land conservation projects, multi-phased neighborhood plans, mixed-use developments, community facilities, and residential buildings.

A devoted environmentalist and urbanist, Hernandez and his real estate advisory team provide public agencies, institutions, non-profits, and private sector clients with the socially, environmentally and economically responsible strategies needed to fulfill their real estate development, land use, and climate change goals. Whether undertaking the redevelopment plans of a large urban center or the project management requirements of a stand-alone building conversion, his project team’s approach to creating green urban solutions is carefully crafted against an informed backdrop of policy, research and multi-disciplinary real estate expertise.

Planning and development projects completed by Hernandez on behalf of Jonathan Rose Companies include: Eaton Row, the development of a new tree-lined street with environmentally-designed, Energy Star homes in a downtown neighborhood in New Haven, CT; the implementation of a HOPE VI revitalization plan for a waterfront neighborhood in Elizabeth NJ; the development of a transit-oriented revitalization plan in Orange, NJ; and Westrock, the redevelopment of a public housing site in New Haven, CT into a traditional mixed-income neighborhood. Several of his projects have received design and management awards for best practices in community development.

Hernandez is a frequent lecturer on such topics as green development and universal design for organizations across the country including U.S. Green Building Council, Congress for the New Urbanism, Institute for Professional and Executive Development, and the Funder’s Network for Smart Growth and Livable communities. Trained as an architect, he is a frequent guest professor and design critic at universities such as the Yale School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Berkeley School of Architecture.

Hernandez is a Core Committee member of the U.S. Green Building Council responsible for the development of the new LEED-Neighborhood Development program. He has also served as chair of the Development Committee of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He is a Harvard University Loeb Fellow and graduated from UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

William H. Hudnut III

Bill HudnutWilliam H. Hudnut III is the Principal of Bill Hudnut Consultants LLC. He is a former four-term Mayor of Indianapolis and Congressman, author, public speaker, TV commentator, think tank fellow, elected official, and clergyman. He currently occupies the Urban Land Institute/Joseph C. Canizaro Chair for Public Policy at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC, a non-profit Washington-based organization dedicated to promoting quality land use and influencing public policy through research and education.

Hudnut is probably best known for his sixteen-year tenure as Mayor of Indianapolis, 1976-1991. His stated goal was to build a "cooperative, compassionate and competitive" city. He established "a national reputation for revitalizing his Midwestern city," (The Washington Post) and came to be regarded as "an entrepreneurial leader willing to take prudent risks" (The Toledo Blade). He spearheaded the formation of a public-private sector partnership that led to Indianapolis' emergence during the 1980s as a major American city. A past president of the National League of Cities and the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Hudnut helped Indianapolis record spectacular growth during his sixteen years in office.

Hudnut sponsored seventeen bills that became public law as a Congressman. He has just completed six years of service on the Chevy Chase, MD, Town Council, for two of which he was Mayor, and is a past member and officer of the Board of the National League of Cities. He was a member of the Millennial Housing Commission appointed by Congress during 2001-2002. Prior to his entry into public life, as a clergyman he served churches in Buffalo, NY, Annapolis, MD, and Indianapolis, IN. After stepping down as Mayor, Hudnut held posts at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Hudson Institute in Indianapolis, and the Civic Federation in Chicago, before assuming his current position with ULI in 1996.

He is the author of four books, including Cities on the Rebound (1998), an analysis of clues to the successful city of the future; and Halfway to Everywhere (2003), a portrait of America’s first tier suburbs.

Hudnut is the recipient of many awards, including Princeton University's highest alumni honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award for public service (1986); City and State magazine's "Nation's Outstanding Mayor of 1988"; the Rosa Parks Award from the American Association for Affirmative Action (1992); and the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (1985).

Hudnut graduated from Princeton University with high honors and election into Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated summa cum laude from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He has received honorary degrees from thirteen colleges and universities.

Rollin Stanley

Rollin StanleyRollin Stanley is the Planning Director for the Montgomery County Planning Department of the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission. Formerly the Director of the Planning and Urban Design Agency for St. Louis, he also previously worked in Toronto for 21 years. His planning experience is diverse, having worked in one of the most vibrant urban economies in the world and then in a city rebuilding from one of the largest declines in the U.S.

Stanley’s five-year tenure in St. Louis includes authoring a comprehensive strategic plan that outlines ways to revitalize the historic city. Mayor Francis Slay and Stanley recently accepted their second World Leadership Award in recognition of their efforts.

As Planning Director of Montgomery County, he leads one of the largest planning agencies in the country. They are leading the discussion on urbanizing a diverse county which includes urban centers like Bethesda, while implementing the pioneering "agricultural preserve" policy through transfer of development rights.

Stanley has a degree in urban and regional planning from Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the division chairman in the American Planning Association. He has lectured and consulted in China, Canada, England and the United States.

Selection Process

After the March 13, 2009 submission deadline, NCTCOG Staff screened all applications and supplemental materials for eligibility, completeness, and compliance with submittal requirements. NCTCOG Staff then forwarded all applications and supplemental materials to the CLIDE Awards jury.

In April 2009, the jury convened to deliberate on applications in each category and select winners.  The jury determined the number of winners in each category. 

In May 2009, NCTCOG staff notified 2009 CLIDE Award recipients of their selection.  The 2009 CLIDE Awards were formally presented at the NCTCOG General Assembly, which was held at the DFW Hyatt on June 12, 2009.