New talk for business: Corporate Revitalization: What CEOs can learn from mayors about economic & cultural renewal.
New talk for green leaders: Hidden Billions: Finding funding for sustainability in urban & rural redevelopment.
New workshop for cities: Revitalizing Places — All want to do it, few know how: The mystery revealed.
New talk for cities: Many Paths to Renewal: A photographic exploration of Fixers in action.
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FIXERS: New Leaders for Broken Times
Fixers renew damaged pieces of our cities, farmlands, & nature…despite today’s climate of uncertainty.
Learn how to attract Fixers to your area, support them, grow your own, or become one yourself.
The key missing-but-emerging profession? Revitalizing places as a whole.
Everyone wants revitalization, but few communities, regions, or nations understand it, budget for it, or manage it. They just do renewal projects, hoping revitalization will magically appear. In the absence of a focused Revitalization Director or Revitalization Agency, communities cope using what might be called Adaptive Renewal. Here are 3 adaptive practices:
1) Tapping all 3 leadership modes simultaneously (top-down, bottom-up, and impromptu) (adapting for resilience) ;
2) Using “crowd technologies” that bypass the need for up-front financial or institutional support (adapting for speed) ;
3) Repurposing, reusing, and/or reconnecting assets to revitalize using what they already have (adapting for practicality) .
You’ll enjoy stories of individual and institutional Fixers using 2 types of fixes: catalytic (project) and cohesive (program/policies).
FIXERS reveals efficient new ways to regenerate organizations, communities, green infrastructure, local food systems, transit, jobs, & more.
An emerging breed of leader—public & private—creates Fixer-Friendly communities. They govern for a restoration economy, fixing a world that is more broken—environmentally, economically, and politically—than ever before in human history
(a period scientists call the Anthropocene Epoch).
New Service for Local, State, & National Leaders.
Is your community, county, region, state, or country ready to take revitalization seriously? Get it right, right from the start.
The first thing any newly-elected mayor, city manager, governor, or president/PM should do (and that citizens should demand) is to hire a Director of Revitalization and create a Dept. of Revitalization.
It’s the most reliable path to rapid, resilient renewal.Why? How?
Read this draft of a soon-to-be-published white paper, titled “REVITALIZATION: The missing role of local, state, & national governments.”
When you’re ready to move forward, Storm’s new REconomics “revitalization preparation” service makes that process quicker, easier, more efficient, and more successful. Discover how you can get 36 hours of Storm’s consulting time FREE, in person, in your community.
Here’s how REconomics works.