As publisher of Revitalization News --- and as a development strategy consultant for NGOs, government agencies, and financial institutions ---
Storm is abreast of all the Good News related to urban / rural regeneration, natural resource restoration, and economic resilience worldwide.
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Your Ambassador of Good News: As a professional optimist, Storm is the motivational speaker for ANY event wanting to inspire confidence in a better future or prepare people for change.

 

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?
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Recent Talk – Attracting Good Redevelopers To Your Community: How to build confidence the future of a place.

Recent Talk – Revitalizing Your Organization: What companies and industries can learn about renewal from cities.

Recent Workshop – PREvitalization: What MUST be done before redevelopment plans and RFPs are written.
Recent Workshop – Water-Powered Renewal: Restoring water to places that need it; Using water to revitalize places that have it.

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3 Examples of Past or Future Appearances

Based in Washington DC, Storm does two kinds of talks: "Inspirational" for general audiences, and "How To" for planners, designers, developers, & mayors. He keynotes events globally on renewing jobs, ecology, economies, agriculture, downtowns, brownfields, agriculture, heritage, fisheries, water, energy, transit & climate adaptation.

New South Wales annual planners’ conference

Sept. 8, 2015
Sydney, Australia

Keynote

Sponsor: Planning Institute of Australia

Western Australia annual planners’ conference

Sept. 11, 2015
Perth, Australia

Keynote

Sponsor: Planning Institute of Australia

World Green Building Week Garden Party

Sept. 24, 2015
Sydney, Australia

Guest Speaker

Sponsor: Green Building Council of Australia

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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
 

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Storm's "normal" audience comprises public leaders and regenerative professionals. But he greatly enjoys being an "ambassador of hope" from that realm to general audiences, exciting them about the future that they--and their children--are inheriting.

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

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"Storm might be the only revitalization consultant who works worldwide on the urban, rural, social, heritage, and natural realms together."