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 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 Psychology of Renewal: Why good things happen to some communities & nations, but not others.

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.


3 Recent 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


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 is the revitalization strategist who works worldwide on the urban, rural, social, heritage, and natural realms together."