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.

Ambassador of Good News: As a leading renewal strategist, 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 guru for resilient, revitalized futures. And who
knows more about creating effective teams and strategies than a former Green Beret?
Michael Scott

Recent Talk – Urban/Rural Renewal Leadership 101: Strategies vs. tactics; programs vs. projects; adaptive management vs. plans.

Recent Talk – Resilient Economic Growth: How to boost employment, social harmony, and environmental health together.

Recent Workshop – Rapid Renewal: The proven shortcut to funding, public support, and momentum for distressed places.
Recent Workshop – Why Sustain This Mess? Shift your corporate or community sustainability effort to growth via renewal.


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 strategy via Storm's

1-week "immersion" & strategic analysis service.

Strategic Analysis

Does your community need to launch an economic or environmental resilience program?

Do you want to learn how similar places accomplished similar goals?

Would you like to obtain a strategic analysis of your best opportunities, before planning?

Resilient Prosperity is a service that helps trigger renewal if your city or organization is distressed, or boost resilience if prosperous.  It comprises a 1-week "retreat" that helps gets all stakeholders on the same page.  Storm comes to you, doing a public talk, a leadership workshop, project consultations, and research.  Optionally, he will also deliver a custom strategic analysis.

Why would a community or region 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."