As publisher of Revitalization News --- and as a growth strategist for cities, regions, NGOs, universities, government agencies, and corporations ---
Storm is abreast of all the Good News related to urban / rural regeneration, natural resource restoration, and economic resilience worldwide.

As the “healthy growth” strategist for governors, mayors, chambers of commerce, schools, housing agencies, & environmental groups worldwide, Storm is the motivational speaker
for ANY audience wanting to be inspired by the trends towards a better future.


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

Recent Talk – Restoring Nature to Fight Climate Change: The funding our forests, wetlands, & oceans have been waiting for.
Recent Talk – Revitalizing Philanthropy: Giving that boosts employment, social harmony, and environmental health together.
Recent Talk – Revitalizing Organizations: What leaders & managers can learn from cities & ecosystems about renewing growth.
Recent Workshop – The Right Strategy for Your Initiative in 3 Hours: Strategy clarifies action, and is the heart of success.
Recent Workshop – Revitalizing Politics: Creating a nonpartisan, renewal-based mayoral or gubernatorial strategy & platform.



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.

Storm has helped schools raise millions of dollars to endow new chairs and launch new institutes.
His 3rd book, Revitalizing Education (2017), will show academic institutions how to grow by researching and teaching regenerative disciplines. The $16 trillion unleashed by the Paris Agreement makes it well-timed.

3 Samples of Recent or Upcoming Appearances

Based in Washington DC, Storm does Inspiring talks for general audiences, and How To for planners, developers, Chambers of Commerce, mayors, etc.
He keynotes events globally on jobs, energy, housing, transit, ecology, economy, agriculture, downtowns, brownfields, heritage, fisheries, water, social justice, and climate adaptation.

Two annual Australian
urban planning events

Sept. 8, 2015
Sydney, New South Wales
Sept. 11, 2015
Perth, Western Australia

Planning Institute of Australia

World Green Building Week Garden Party

Sept. 24, 2015
Sydney, New South Wales

Green Building Council of Australia

Sustainable YOU
regional conference

March 22-23, 2016
Tallahassee, Florida

City of Tallahassee

Create a community turnaround & capacity-building strategy:

1-week Revitalization Coaching & strategic analysis service.

Strategic Analysis

What EXACTLY can Storm do for your organization, city, region, or nation?

Storm started researching his first book, The Restoration Economy, in 1996. Since it was published in 2002, he has been a full-time adviser to restoration and revitalization efforts in communities and regions worldwide. He also publishes Revitalization News.

He is thus supremely aware of the full spectrum of urban/rural renewal and environmental restoration activities around the world. That awareness is what he brings to you. You know your community: its assets, its problems, and its dreams. Storm will show you how similar places in similar situations have succeeded---and how others failed---to achieve similar aspirations.

As a result, he can help you set the right goals, create the right strategy, use the right tools, and tap the right trends to succeed. He can help you trigger renewal if your city or organization is distressed, or boost resilience if it's prosperous. Do you need a strategic analysis? Read this.
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



Storm's talks and workshops inspire and enable social, economic, and environmental renewal for all.  He is an "ambassador of hope" for both general and professional audiences, exciting them about the future that they--and their children--are inheriting.

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


Put Storm on your team by phone for just $500/month. Learn more.

"Storm is the revitalization strategist who works worldwide on the urban, rural, social, heritage, and natural realms together."