In 2002, Storm’s landmark first book, The Restoration Economy, helped launch the global regeneration trend.

His 2008 book, reWealth, revealed how communities use restorative development to revitalize.

His 3rd book (November 2017) is Planetary Renewal: How Today's Youth Revitalize Tomorrow.
It reveals a proven method of addressing poverty, resource depletion and climate change that funds and integrates the regeneration of farms, nature, heritage and cities.

The Restoration Economy

(Berrett-Koehler, 2002) First book to reveal 8 growth industries restoring our world. “An original, a first! I profited from it greatly, and I quote from it in my speeches.” – William H. Hudnut III, former 4-term Mayor of Indianapolis

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3 Samples of Future Talks

Based in Washington DC, Storm does Inspirational talks for general audiences, and How To workshops for professionals, non-profits & governments worldwide.

His silo-busting keynotes can focus on water, housing, job growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, downtowns, brownfields, heritage, fisheries, climate adaptation, social justice, ecology, or education.

4 Trends Affecting The Future of Land Banks

October 2, 2017
Battle Creek, Michigan

Land Banks 2.0: The Next Generation

October 3, 2017
Battle Creek, Michigan

Creating An Even More Vibrant Kalamazoo

October 4, 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Clients include governments, non-profits, universities & corporations:

Storm started writing The Restoration Economy in 1996, just as brownfields redevelopment and
ecological restoration emerged. That seminal 2002 book launched regenerative economics,
and advanced today's global "re" trends: resilience, revitalization, remediation, reuse, etc.
As publisher of Revitalization News, Storm tracks the latest thinking, projects, and trends in
urban / rural regeneration, natural resources restoration, and economic / climate resilience worldwide.

As a speaker & trainer, he inspires, empowers, and entertains audiences with dramatic success stories,
humorous anecdotes, positive trends, and new opportunities in the $3 trillion global restoration economy.

As a consultant, Storm helps planners, entrepreneurs, policymakers and impact investors harness emerging trends to create technologies, services, and strategies that help rebuild health, beauty and productivity for all.

Storm helps integrate multiple renewal efforts into efficient partnerships for economic revitalization, including
historic reuse, regenerative agriculture, contamination remediation, disaster recovery, and resilience strategies.

"Most professionals specialize in only part of the complex community revitalization process. Incomplete efforts usually create messy, expensive, demoralizing failures. Few specialists understand how to bring a place back to life with a holistic approach. If anyone understands the complete revitalization process, it's Storm Cunningham. He's spent over a decade rigorously studying successes and failures worldwide. He can look at a community, regional, or organizational regeneration or redevelopment process, and quickly spot what's wrong...what's missing."

- Lindsey Davis, MPA, MCRP -- Planner, Ayers Saint Gross, Baltimore, MD, USA Contributor: What Weekly Magazine and Changing Media, Twitter: @TheGoodPlan


Every Profession Can Help Revitalize Their Town: Tap these positive global trends to boost morale in your organization.

Renewal Rules: What corporate restructuring efforts should learn from urban revitalization and ecological restoration.

Funding Local Renewal Without The Feds: How to boost private redevelopment when public sources dry up.

Healing Economies, Cities, Agriculture & Ecosystems:
The revitalizing magic of regional resilience programs.

"Storm is the world’s Economic Medic: the planner, trainer, and guru for resilient, revitalized urban and regional futures. And who knows more about creating effective strategies and local “A-Teams” than a former Green Beret?"

Michael Scott