The NEXT BIG THING: Adaptive Renewal of cities, nature, & organizations, for success in an unpredictable world. The exciting keynote for your next event?

Storm’s Next Book

Planning a professional conference or corporate/community growth strategy workshop?
Will your upcoming event explore the next generation of sustainability or climate change adaptation?

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

New Leaders for Broken Times

Meet the pioneers who fix ailing cities, farms, ecosystems, & institutions in today’s climate of uncertainty.
Learn how to attract Fixers to your area, support them, grow your own, or become one yourself.
Today’s most effective leaders use Adaptive Renewal when they can’t rely on the economy, their government, or even our global climate to support their revitalization efforts.  Here are 3 traits of Adaptive Renewal:
     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 with what we already have (adapting for practicality) .
You’ll enjoy stories of solo & institutional Fixers (magic together!) using 3 types of fixes: project, program, and hybrid.
FIXERS reveals new, simpler ways to regenerate organizations, cities, regions, nature, and careers.

An emerging style of leader–public & private–grows where others fear to tread: in “hopeless” situations. Their competitive advantage? Fixing a world that is more broken—environmentally, economically, & politically—than ever before in human history (a period scientists call the Anthropocene Epoch).
Today’s perfect storm of crises is spawning a global tsunami of innovative, job-creating renewal, as Fixers remake our planet, and our future.

New Service: Regional Renewal R&D

Companies, foundations, local governments: Want to catalyze revitalization in your region? Many intransigent environmental, economic, agricultural, job-creation, & social challenges can only be addressed regionally, where there is often no effective governance.

Examples include watersheds, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, etc.  REconomics Lab is a private “think/do tank” of foundations, universities, NGOs, banks, corporations, and national agencies. We’ll help you catalyze a regional “restoration economy” that regenerates distressed urban, rural, and natural areas at the right scale.  Join REconomics Lab: It’s R&D for fixing our world.  Learn More.


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

Want to boost job-creation or community/environmental revitalization?

Discover how the "Buy Low/Grow High" strategy helps communities, regions, foundations,
Main Street/Smart Growth programs, real estate developers, & urban/rural agencies to grow together.


Is the theme of your conference RENEWAL (institutional or place-based)? Here's some food for thought:

Regeneration is the key to abundance, resilience, sustainability.
All complex systems regenerate via the same principles.
If your organization or city isn't regenerating, it's probably degenerating: Nature abhors stasis.
The revitalization process we use is often as important as the revitalization itself.
It often takes a region to revitalize a community: Regional revitalization---renewing jobs, communities, natural resources,
farmlands, brownfields, infrastructure, and heritage together---is most important, but least understood.

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 to schedule Storm for your next event or project.
NEW: Put Storm on your project team for just $500/month. Learn more.

Storm is a unique kind of "Fixer": As a consultant, he specializes in fixing broken redevelopment / regeneration / revitalization projects, programs, and strategies.