North Central Texas is expected to add around 100,000 new residents each year, and by the year 2040, grow 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. The CLIDE Awards Program does this by recognizing private and public development programs and projects that exemplify the Principles of Development Excellence.