About the CLIDE Awards

CLIDE logo in blueNorth 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 received an excellent response to our call for applications for the 2013 CLIDE Awards and 13 outstanding projects were recognized at the North Central Texas Council of Governments' General Assembly on June 14th, 2013. More.

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Previous Recipients

In 2003, 2005, 2007 2009, and 2011 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 CLIDE Awards or past CLIDE recipients, contact NCTCOG staff.

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