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.


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.

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.

Application deadline has passed.

Download the 2019 CLIDE Awards Call for Applications

Staff Contact: Crysta Guzman, | 817-695-9231

Categories for the 2019 CLIDE Awards

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.

2. Redevelopment*

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:

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:

*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.

Jury for the 2019 CLIDE Awards

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.

2019 Jurors

Peter Pollock, FAICP

Peter Pollock, FAICP, is an urban and environmental planner based in Boulder, Colorado. He is the Ronald Smith Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

He is the Ronald Smith Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. From 2006 to 2018 he managed Western Programs for the Lincoln Institute where he worked on climate resilience, collaborative landscape conservation, scenario planning tools, and peer to peer learning for planning directors.

He worked for almost 25 years for the City of Boulder, Colorado as both a current and long-range planner, and he served as director of the city's Planning Department from 1999 to 2006. Pollock began his career as the staff urban planner for the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado, where he specialized in solar access protection, energy-conserving land use planning, and outreach to local communities.

He received his master's degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 and his bachelor's degree in Environmental Planning at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1976.  He was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1998.

Walter Huntley

Mr. Huntley is a Senior Development Advisor at Carter, a national real estate investment, development and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, and President of Huntley & Associates. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Huntley was a Vice President and Shareholder at CHA Consulting, Inc., a full service engineering firm headquartered in Albany, New York. He continues to work with CHA as a Consultant. From 1997 to 2013, Mr. Huntley was the founding Partner and President of Huntley Partners, Inc., a development advisory firm which specialized in providing market analysis and implementation plans for public/private development projects in the Southeast Region, including the nationally recognized Atlanta Beltline project.

A 1971 graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Huntley holds a B.A. degree in Biology. He also earned a Master's degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University in 1973. In 1977, he received a Certificate of Advanced Study from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and has completed post-graduate work at MIT and Harvard University. In 1999, Mr. Huntley completed the Executive Leadership Seminar at the Aspen Institute.

Joseph Riley, Jr.

Riley Photo Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is one of the most visionary leaders in the country. First elected mayor of Charleston, SC in 1975, Mayor Riley retired in 2015 after serving an unprecedented ten, four-year terms in office. Under his leadership, Charleston has developed nationally acclaimed affordable housing and has experienced remarkable revitalization of its waterfront and historic downtown business district. As a founding father and champion of MICD, Mayor Riley helps provide critical urban design support to mayors.

Riley served as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors for 1986–1987. In 1989, Riley served on the selection committee for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. He also served on the USCM Executive Committee and is a founder of the Mayors' Institute on City Design.

After his service as mayor, Riley returned to The Citadel as a professor of American Government and Public Policy, a position which has been endowed and named for him.

Art Lomenick

Lomenick Photo Art Lomenick is a Principal in the Commercial Real Estate division, and led Inte-gral's initial activities in the Texas market.

Mr. Lomenick has had an extensive mixed-use development career, during which he held various senior management positions with the Staubach Company, and served as Senior Development Officer for Columbus Realty Trust & Post Properties, Managing Director with Trammell Crow Company and Founder of High Street Residential, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trammell Crow Company. Most recently, prior to joining Integral, he was Sustainable Development Practice Leader for Parsons Brinckerhoff Internationally. He has been instrumental in enhancing and rebuilding neighborhoods and implementing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) projects in cities throughout the U.S. A long-time student of urban design and planning, he combines these studies with his knowledge of human behavior, architecture, economics, and public-private partnerships to create a unique skill set.

Mr. Lomenick attended the University of Florida and earned his BBA from Southern Methodist University. His professional affiliations include the Urban Land Institute (ULI), The Congress for the new Urbanism (where he was on the Board of Directors for 6 years), Reconnecting America – Center for Transit Oriented Development Board of Directors (which has now been merged with NRDC's Urban Solutions team), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – LEED Location & Planning Technical Advisory Group (LP TAG) where he served a 2 year term.


Eligibility for the 2019 CLIDE Award Submissions

The following eligibility requirements apply to the 2019 CLIDE Awards submissions:

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