Many disciplines renew nature, water, energy, heritage, jobs, housing, infrastructure, farms, & brownfields. Storm helps all of them ignite REVITALIZATION. "Revitalization" = Equitable urban or rural economic growth that increases quality of life and environmental health.
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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 talk for cities: Many Paths to Renewal: A photographic exploration of Fixers in action.
New workshop for cities: From the Worst of Times to the Best of Times:
How to create a Fixer-Friendly community for rapid, resilient renewal.

Storm’s Next Book

Inspire hope, innovation, & action: Give your audience a peek into Storm’s 3rd book (coming 2015).

FIXERS: New Leaders for Broken Times

FIXERS
Meet the pioneers who fix ailing cities, farms, ecosystems, & institutions in a climate of uncertainty.
Learn how to attract Fixers to your area, support them, grow your own, or become one yourself.
Mayors, entrepreneurs, developers, restorative philanthropists, etc. increasingly use Adaptive Renewal when they can’t rely on their economy or national government—or our global climate—to support revitalization. Here are 3 adaptive practices:
    1) New technologies that turn one-time renewal projects into flexible, ongoing programs (adapting for resilience) ;
    2) Guerrilla tactics 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).
FIXERS reveals efficient new ways to regenerate organizations, cities, green infrastructure, local food systems,  and jobs.
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)
Today’s perfect storm of crises is spawning revolutions such as Open Source Redevelopment, as Fixers remake our planet, and our future.

New Service: REVITALIZATION PREPARATION

REconomics
Planning or launching a revitalization initiative for your region or community? Get it right, right from the start. The best plans share 3 key characteristics: 1) They renew and repurpose existing assets (sprawl is the exception, not the default); 2) They integrate renewal of the natural, built, and socioeconomic environments (for efficiency and synergy); and 3) They are equitable for all stakeholders.

Enroll in REconomics now: Position your foundation, government agency, organization, or firm at the heart of regeneration. In three 3-hour workshops, public leaders & private partners will boost harmony by exploring proven paths to resilient growth together. Learn More.

Books

In 2002, The Restoration Economy
was the first book to document the 8 growth industries restoring our natural and built environments.

In 2008, reWealth, was the first book to document a proven process for community revitalization.

In 2015, FIXERS will document how effective leaders revitalize their organizations, cities, and our world by creatively reusing what's no longer working, turning problems into assets.
 
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 and community analysis), Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Contributor: What Weekly Magazine and Changing Media, Twitter: @TheGoodPlan

TALKS — WORKSHOPS — CONSULTING
Want to boost job-creation or community/environmental revitalization?

Discover how the "Buy Low/Grow High" strategy helps Chambers of Commerce, foundations,
Main Street/Smart Growth programs, developers, neighborhoods, & urban/rural agencies grow together.

 
Is there an organization, city, or natural resource area you wish to revitalize, redesign, reposition, redevelop, or restore?
Call Storm. Tell him your goals, and he'll create the ideal presentation for your meeting or conference.

Call 1-202-684-6815 or email storm@recitizen.org to schedule Storm for your next event or project.
NEW: Put Storm on your project team for just $500/month. Learn more.

Storm is the world's Regeneration Edutainer. He'll educate, entertain, & inspire your audience with powerful stories of urban/rural & environmental renewal.