In 2002, The Restoration Economy advanced the global regeneration trend. Hailed by public and private leaders worldwide as "Fascinating!" "Landmark" "Essential!" Learn More

In 2008, reWealth (McGraw-Hill) revealed restorative development's revitalizing secrets. Learn More

Storm's upcoming third book (Nov. 2018) is RETECH: The Rise of Technologies to Revive Our World.

The Restoration Economy (2002)

reWealth (McGraw-Hill, 2008)

RETECH (November 2018)

3 Samples of Recent 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.

All Together Now:  Storm specializes in inspiring public/private leaders and citizenry to engage effectively in local revitalization efforts, while entertainingly educating them on the latest trends and leading-edge practices.

"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


All Production Requires A Process! Now, communities finally have a process for producing revitalization and resilience.

Rapid Economic Growth Without Sprawl: Repurposing, renewing & reconnecting your assets to revitalize everything.

Creating Confidence In The Local Future: The single most important factor in revitalizing a place & boosting its morale.

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.

"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