In 2002, The Restoration Economy advanced today's resilience trends. Praised globally.   Learn More!

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

Storm's 3rd book (January 2020) is RECONOMICS: The Path to Resilient Prosperity.   It's a Guide to Healing Economies, Societies and Nature for Policymakers and Real Estate Investors.   Learn More!

The Restoration Economy (2002)

reWealth (McGraw-Hill, 2008)

RECONOMICS (January 2020)

Most revitalization and resilience efforts fail outright, or fail to last.
Let Storm reveal the secrets of long-term success at your next event.
60% of funding for revitalization and resilience is wasted. Grantmakers assume (wrongly) that recipients have an efficient local redevelopment process.  Storm will boost your ROI (Revitalization On Investment).

National & global organizations boost their ROI by better-aligning existing programs---environmental, economic or social---with local revitalization and resilience goals. How? By sending Storm to train their affiliates.
As publisher of REVITALIZATION: The Journal of Economic & Environmental Resilience, Storm tracks the latest news and trends in economic regeneration, natural resources restoration & climate resilience worldwide.

As an advisor, he works behind the scenes to help policymakers, mayors and real estate developers shine.

As a motivational speaker, he inspires, entertains & empowers via dramatic success stories, deep insights & wicked humor. His talks have been called "The ultimate 'Good News About The Future' keynote!"

As a workshop leader, Storm helps places create an efficient process for revitalization and resilience.
He fits professional silos into the regeneration process for personal and organizational growth.

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 emerged.
That 2002 book advanced today's regenerative trends: resilience, circular economy, carbon-negative, etc.

Storm's new RECONOMICS Process is the cutting-edge path to inclusive, resilient regeneration.

3 Examples of Storm's Prior Appearances in 2019

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

A former Green Beret, his hard-hitting, humorous, silo-busting talks can focus on water, housing, job growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, downtowns, brownfields, heritage, climate, social justice or education.

Nature Is Regenerative: We Should Be Too

April 2-4, 2019
Watershed Symposium
Parksville, BC CANADA
Open/Close Keynotes


Revitalizing Communities By Restoring Environment

April 11, 2019
Public Symposium
Keynote Talk

Cowichan Valley Regional District

Restoring Our Farms to Revitalize Our Cities

May 2 & 3, 2019
Two Leadership Events
Charlotte, NC USA
Keynote Talks

Carolina Farm Trust

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

"Storm Cunningham's RECONOMICS Process raises the bar for community and regional revitalization.

It's a powerful package, succinctly capturing the process that we have doggedly tried to identify over time, not always knowing the next step.

The RECONOMICS Process brings a holistic dimension to redevelopment, inextricably linking vision and task. "

Eric Bonham (quote date: May 2019), Board member, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia.
Former Director, British Columbia Ministry of Environment. Former Director, British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs.


Watershed-Based Economic Growth: Your watershed has all the ingredients of revitalization, but do you have the recipe?

How To Boost Your ROI (Revitalization On Investment):
Resilient economic growth from constant regeneration.

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 investment to renew everything.

Growing Your Environmental Group or AEC Company: Communities want a partner who can help them leverage one-time projects into ongoing revitalization.

"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

"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

"Storm Cunningham is so far ahead of the community revitalization game, I'm in awe."

- Sarah Sieloff, Executive Director, Center for Creative Land Recycling (September 2019)