Many experts renew nature, water, energy, heritage, jobs, housing, infrastructure, farms, & brownfields.  Storm helps them all ignite RESILIENT PROSPERITY.   Learn how to build equitable urban, rural, or regional economic growth that increases quality of life & environmental health.

Motivational speaker / team-builder for governments, organizations, & CSR programs
that want to excite citizens, members, or employees about community service.


Storm is the world’s cheerleader and strategist for resilient, revitalized futures. And who
knows more about creating effective teams than a former Green Beret?
Michael Scott

New Talk - Rural Revitalization: Big solutions for small places with tiny budgets.
New Talk - Laughing Our Way to Resilient Prosperity: A funny (& sad) photographic look at how cities break—and fix—themselves.
New Workshop - Water-Powered Renewal: Restoring water to those who need it; Using water to revitalize those who have it.
New Workshop - Restorative Sprawl: Funding & building new suburbs/cities that restore watersheds, biodiversity, & farmlands.


In 2002, The Restoration Economy
was the first book to document the 8 growth industries restoring our natural and built environments.

In 2008, reWealth, was the first book to document a proven process for community revitalization.

In 2016, FIXERS will document how effective leaders revitalize their organizations, cities, and our world by creatively reusing what's no longer working, turning problems into assets.

3 Recent or Upcoming Public Appearances

Storm transcends the usual silos of narrow expertise to reveal the mysteries of economic, social, and environmental rebirth. Typical events he keynotes focus on renewing jobs, economies, heritage, downtowns, regions, brownfields, natural resources, infrastructure, social justice, and stakeholder engagement.

“Convene for Green” annual conference

March 5, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
Keynote talk
Sponsor: Green Chips – Southern Nevada Sustainability

New South Wales annual planners’ conference

Sept. 8, 2015
Sydney, Australia
Keynote talk
Sponsor: Planning Institute of Australia

Western Australia annual planners’ conference

Sept. 11, 2015
Perth, Australia
Keynote talk
Sponsor: Planning Institute of Australia

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resilient prosperity
Does your community, company, school, or non-profit need to launch an economic or environmental resilience program? * Do you want to explore ALL of your options, learning from the latest successes and leading-edge practices from around the world? * Would you like to quickly obtain an analysis of ALL your best opportunities, before committing to a strategy or plan? Resilient Prosperity is a service that helps trigger renewal if your city or organization is distressed, or boost resilience if prosperous.
Resilient Prosperity is a 1-week "retreat" that gets all stakeholders on the same page. Storm comes to you, doing talks, leadership workshops, project consultations, and research. Shortly thereafter, he delivers a custom strategic analysis to guide your planning and decision-making. Read this draft of Storm's new Resilient Prosperity guide for insights into the approach. Learn More.
Lindsey Davis
"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 (urban innovation/analysis), Baltimore, MD, USA Contributor: What Weekly Magazine and Changing Media, Twitter: @TheGoodPlan


Is there an organization, city, or natural resource area you wish to revitalize, redesign, reposition, redevelop, or restore? Call Storm. Tell him your goals, and he'll create the ideal presentation for your meeting or conference.

Call 1-202-684-6815 or email to schedule Storm for your next event or project.


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"Storm might be the only revitalization consultant who works worldwide on urban, rural, and natural resource renewal challenges."