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.
The Center of Development Excellence has announced the sixth cycle of the biennial CLIDE Awards program. The Center looks for projects and programs from our region that exemplify the Principles of Development Excellence. Applications for the 2013 CLIDE Awards were accepted online from January 31- March 15, 2013. Awards will be presented to the recipients at the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ General Assembly on June 14, 2013
It has been announced by the North Central Texas Council Of Governments (NCTCOG) that Monte Anderson (Options Real Estate), Scott Polikov (Gateway Planning) and Jeff Jones (Bike Friendly Duncanville) will be recognized as a 2013 CLIDE Award recipient for work relating to the redevelopment of Main Street and promoting a sustainable culture.
Monte Anderson is also a 2011 CLIDE Award winner. Click Here to view the award for Mid-Towne in Midlothian.
About the Center:
The number of people living in North Central Texas has grown by more than 26 percent in the last 10 years and experts predict that growth will continue to be significant. Today’s population of about 6.7 million people in the Dallas/Fort Worth region is expected to grow to more than 10.8 million by 2040. This is an exciting time as growth brings new economic and cultural opportunities, but it is also a time in which we must plan for new and unique challenges.
To prepare for the road ahead, the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Strategic Plan for 1999-2003 called for the creation of the Center of Development Excellence. The Center is envisioned as a comprehensive effort to bring together public- and private-sector experts in the environmental, transportation, development, and information analysis fields to address the regional issues and infrastructure concerns of the future.
The Center of Development Excellence developed the Principles of Development Excellence along with a mission statement to guide the initiative. These principles are designed to address the many issues that impact the region as population grows, including, but not limited to, transportation, air quality, water supply, and the environment.
The mission of the Center of Development Excellence is to promote quality growth in North Central Texas that enhances the built environment, reduces vehicle miles of travel, uses water & energy resources effectively and efficiently, and helps advance environmental stewardship in order to ensure continued economic vitality and provide the highest attainable quality of life for all residents.