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 3rd book (coming 2019) is RECONOMICS: The Path to Resilient Prosperity.   A Guide for Policymakers, Real Estate Investors & Social Entrepreneurs.

The Restoration Economy (2002)

reWealth (McGraw-Hill, 2008)

RECONOMICS (Coming 2019)

3 Samples of Recent or Upcoming Public 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.

Nature Is Regenerative: We Should Be Too

April 2-4, 2019
Field Day & Symposium
Parksville, BC CANADA
Keynote Talk

Revitalizing Communities By Restoring Environment

April 11, 2019
Public Symposium
Keynote Talk

Restoring Our Farms to Revitalize Our Cities

May 2, 2019
Fundraising Event
Charlotte, NC USA
Keynote Talk

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


Redevelopment grants & loans often assume (wrongly) that communities have an efficient process for rapid, resilient renewal.  Storm helps boost ROI (Revitalization On Investment).

Storm is often called the guru of the trillion-dollar global renewal trend. He started writing The Restoration Economy in 1996, when brownfields redevelopment, regenerative agriculture & restoration ecology were emerging. That 2002 book advanced today's regenerative trends: resilience, circular economy, carbon-negative, etc. NOT a designer or planner, Storm is a technologist of renewal's underlying dynamics.
As publisher of REVITALIZATION: The Journal of Urban, Rural & Environmental Resilience, Storm tracks the latest news and trends in economic regeneration, natural resources restoration & climate resilience worldwide.

As a speaker & trainer, his talks and workshops are the best way to launch or reboot a growth initiative.
He inspires, empowers, and entertains with dramatic success stories, deep insights and delightful humor.

As a strategy coach, Storm privately helps politicians, non-profit/foundation leaders and impact investors create policies, technologies, services, and initiatives that rebuild health, beauty and productivity for all.

RELIABLE RENEWAL:  Storm helps real estate developers partner with communities to create ongoing revitalization. He helps leaders avoid the two most common causes of failed revitalization and resilience efforts: 1) lack of an effective strategy; 2) lack of a reliable process for funding and implementation.

"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


The 6 Steps To Resilient Prosperity: Surprise! Creating a plan is NOT one of those essential steps.

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: How to attract long-term public & private investment to renew everything.

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

Cooking Up Renewal: Most communities have all the ingredients of revitalization, but lack the recipe.

"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