Many experts renew nature, water, energy, heritage, jobs, housing, infrastructure, farms, & brownfields.  Storm helps them all ignite RESILIENT PROSPERITY.   Learn how to build equitable urban, rural, or regional economic growth that increases quality of life & environmental health.
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New Talk - Many Paths to Renewal: A photographic exploration of damaged urban & rural places coming back to life around the world.
New Talk - Laughing Our Way to Resilient Prosperity: A funny (& sad) look at how places sabotage their future, and how to fix it.
New Leadership Workshop - Hidden Billions: Finding funding for urban or rural sustainability, revitalization, and resilience initiatives.

New Service for Cities, Regions, & Foundations

resilient prosperity
Is your community, county, state, or country ready to launch or expand a resilience and/or revitalization effort? One sign that place cares about its future the presence of a Revitalization or Resilience Director. This person guides a Resilient Prosperity system that inspires confidence in the place’s future, triggering revitalization if your area is distressed, or adding resilience if your area is already prosperous.   Why?   How?

Read this draft of a soon-to-be-published guide, titled “RESILIENT PROSPERITY: An Economic Strategy for Broken Times.” Storm’s new RESILIENT PROSPERITY launch program makes uniting your resilience and redevelopment goals quicker, easier, and more successful.
You can get 36 hours of Storm’s consulting time FREE, in person, in your community. How the RESILIENT PROSPERITY service works.

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
Fixers renew damaged pieces of our cities, farmlands, & nature…despite today’s climate of uncertainty.
Learn how to attract Fixers to your area, support them, grow your own, or become one yourself.
The key missing-but-emerging profession? Revitalizing places as a whole.
Everyone wants revitalization, but few communities, regions, or nations understand it, budget for it, or manage it. They just do renewal projects, hoping revitalization will magically appear. In the absence of a focused Revitalization Director or Revitalization System, communities cope using what might be called Adaptive Renewal. Here are 3 adaptive practices:
1) Tapping all 3 leadership modes simultaneously (top-down, bottom-up, and impromptu) (adapting for resilience) ;
2) Using “crowd technologies” 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/policies).
FIXERS reveals efficient new ways to regenerate organizations, communities, green infrastructure, local food networks, transit, jobs, & more.
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 crises spawn innovations, like restorative philanthropy and Open Source Redevelopment, as Fixers remake our planet, and our future.

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

  
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.