As publisher of Revitalization News Storm is on top of the latest trends in urban / rural regeneration, nature restoration, and economic resilience.
As a speaker and trainer, he connects individuals, institutions & communities to opportunities & resources in the $3 trillion global restoration economy.
As a consultant, Storm helps technologists, financiers, policymakers and philanthropists create products, services, and strategies that rebuild our world.


Who knows more about creating effective teams and strategies than a former Green Beret A-Team Medic?  Storm is the world’s Economic Medic: the planner, trainer, and guru for resilient, revitalized urban and regional futures.Michael Scott

New Talk – Renewal Rules: What corporate restructuring efforts should learn from urban revitalization and ecological restoration.
New Talk – Funding Local Renewal Without The Feds: How to boost private redevelopment investment when public sources dry up.
New Workshop – Spending Big on Redevelopment? Here are 3 no-cost ways your city can double its ROI (revitalization on investment).
New Workshop – Achieving a Poverty of Poverty: Cities & regions have far more revitalizing options, capacity & resources than they realize.



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.

His 3rd book (November 2017) is Planetary Renewal: A Strategy To Reverse Our Decline.
It reveals a proven method of addressing poverty, resource depletion and climate change that funds and integrates the regeneration of farms, nature, heritage and cities.



Struggling for economic momentum?
Get a Resilient Prosperity Diagnostic for your Community or Region.

Storm will come to you, 1 week/quarter for a year, to create customized recommendations for you.

Regional Partnership Plan  

You know your local strengths and weaknesses, right? Maybe not. Your perceived strenghts might be holding your area back. And the weaknesses you perceive might be untapped assets.


You might might need some fresh eyes. You might need someone whose entire professional focus is economic, social, and environmental renewal. You might need someone who has his finger on the latest trends, tools, and success stories from around the world.


You might need a local diagnostic by Storm Cunningham. Storm will help you develop a locally-appropriate comprehensive renewal process: vision, strategy, planning, policies, projects, partners, and ongoing program. It triggers renewal if your area is distressed, or boosts resilience if it's prosperous.

Do you need a renewal strategy and comprehensive process? 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

The world's original resilience economist helps local/global leaders and professionals understand:
1) the proven process for revitalizing places; 2) their ideal strategic role within that process.

Storm is the celebrated keynoter, trainer, futurist, and motivator you need to connect your audience
to the latest trends and techniques for harmonious, resilient, responsible community redevelopment.

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

"Storm is the world's Renewal Process Planner, helping places revitalize and regenerate their economic, social, heritage, built, and natural realms together."