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.


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

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 – Healing Economic, Social & Ecological Wounds Together:The revitalizing magic of holistic regional resilience programs.
New Workshop – Regenerative Inspiration: The global trends & best practices that your revitalizing city or region needs to be aware of.



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: How Today's Youth Revitalize Tomorrow.
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.

3 Samples of Future Talks

Based in Washington DC, Storm Inspires general audiences, and does How To talks 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.

4 Trends Affecting
The Future of Land Banks

October 2, 2017
Battle Creek, Michigan

Michigan Association of Land Banks

Land Banks 2.0:
The Next Generation

October 3, 2017
Battle Creek, Michigan

Michigan Association of Land Banks

Creating An Even More
Vibrant Kalamazoo

October 4, 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Vibrant Kalamazoo


Struggling for local economic momentum? Get a Resilient Prosperity Diagnostic.

Storm will come to your community, 1 week/quarter for a year, to create a strategic action plan.

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.


"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."