2021 CLIDE Awards Application Deadline Extended


Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) Awards Applications Open!

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Center of Development Excellence is happy to announce the CLIDE Awards Application is open! 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.


Applications will close on March 8, 2021


A jury of nationally recognized experts will be convened in April 2021 to select CLIDE Award recipients from the eligible applications. The awards will be presented in June 2021, at the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ General Assembly.


Award Categories

All five categories are open to all eligible entities, organizations, and individuals, including both public and private sector entities.


· New Development: Recognizes developments that are constructed on previously undeveloped sites and that successfully exemplify many of the Principles of Development Excellence.


· Redevelopment: Recognizes those developments that reuse and/or rebuild existing structures, and that successfully exemplify many of the Principles of Development Excellence.


· 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).

· 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:

  • A media outlet in the North Central Texas region for a story or series

  • An organization or a local government for a public education campaign

· 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:

  • Adopted policies, programs, ordinances, and guidelines (mixed use, open space, natural features protection, public space, historic preservation, design standards, or incentives) that can include a public/private initiative;

  • Comprehensive, neighborhood, area, or strategic plans.


CLIDE applications are due at 5:00 pm CST, March 8, 2021


Staff Contact: Carolyn Horner, AICP

Sr/ Environment & Development Planner

chorner@nctcog.org

(817) 695-9217

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