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

As publisher of Revitalization News, Storm is on top of the latest trends in urban / rural regeneration, nature restoration & economic resilience.
As a speaker & trainer, he connects individuals, institutions & cities to opportunities & resources in the $3 trillion global restoration economy.
As a consultant, Storm helps technologists, financiers, policymakers & philanthropists create products, services, & strategies to rebuild our world.
Communities often ask Storm to help them integrate disconnected “re” efforts into efficient partnerships yielding economic revitalization.
Those silos include brownfields remediation, historic reuse, infrastructure renewal, regenerative agriculture & natural resource restoration.

"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


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 investment when public sources dry up.

Healing Economic, Social & Ecological Wounds Together: The revitalizing magic of holistic regional resilience programs.

Regenerative Inspiration: The global trends & best practices that your revitalizing city or region needs to be aware of.

"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

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