About the CLIDE Awards
North Central Texas is expected to add around 4.1 million new residents by the year 2040, growing to over 10.8 million people. That is the equivalent of adding three new cities the size of Dallas to the area. While this growth will bring new economic and cultural opportunities, it will also bring new challenges. 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. CLIDE does this by recognizing private and public development programs and projects that exemplify the region's Principles of Development Excellence.
This video is a segment from a short film created to celebrate ten years of Development Excellence and five CLIDE Award cycles.
2013 CLIDE Awards
We have received an excellent response to our call for applications for the 2013 CLIDE Awards. We are no longer taking applications for this cycle. The prestigious jury will convene to select this year's awardees. The awards will be presented at the North Central Texas Council Of Governments' General Assembly on June 14, 2013. More.
Sixteen recipients from among all of the applicants were honored at the North Central Texas Council of Governments' General Assembly on June 17 at the Arlington Hilton Hotel. A record 40 applicants competed for a CLIDE Leadership Award. A prestigious jury identified these projects to receive leadership awards.
In 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 the Center of Development Excellence invited local developers, builders, designers, cities, counties, special districts, media organizations/individuals and others based in the 16-county North Central Texas region to submit online applications for the CLIDE Awards program. During each cycle, a distinguished panel of experts reviewed all applicants and selected only those that met the highest standards as CLIDE recipients.
For more information about the 2011 CLIDE Awards or past CLIDE recipients, contact Rob Seeds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-695-9224.