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.

Start Right to Avoid Failure:  Storm helps places design & launch an efficient process for equitable, resilient economic growth, and builds their awareness of the latest trends, technologies, funding & successful 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


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.

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