As publisher of Revitalization News, Storm is abreast of all the Good News worldwide related to urban regeneration, natural resource restoration,
and economic resilience.  His keynotes inspire optimism about our future, and show how to inspire it in our communities, students, or employees.

Motivational speaker for ANY event that wants to inspire audiences with confidence about our economic, social, & environmental future…and inspire that optimism in others.


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 – The Global Regeneration Trend: How it can revitalize the future of your profession, family, organization, and community.

Recent Talk – How To Create a Revitalization Strategy: Projects implement plans, plans implement strategies, strategies implement visions.

Recent Workshop – Water-Powered Renewal: Restoring water to those who need it; Using water to revitalize those who have it.
Recent Workshop – Revitalizing History: Growing economies by restoring cultural, natural, & industrial heritage together.


3 Examples of Past or Future Appearances

Based in Washington DC, Storm helps planners, architects, developers, & political leaders build trend-based revitalization strategies. He keynotes events worldwide on renewing jobs, economies, heritage, downtowns, brownfields, agriculture, ecology, fisheries, water, energy, transit, as well as climate change adaptation.

New South Wales annual planners’ conference

Sept. 8, 2015
Sydney, Australia


Sponsor: Planning Institute of Australia

Western Australia annual planners’ conference

Sept. 11, 2015
Perth, Australia


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



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 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."