Last updated: 2019/04/29

Storm Cunningham

Storm Cunningham

Washington, D.C., United States

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Publisher: REVITALIZATION; Author; Speaker; Urban/Rural Regeneration Strategist

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Storm is the publisher of REVITALIZATION. He is a keynoter and workshop leader at planning, sustainability, community regeneration, economic resilience, and natural resource restoration conferences worldwide (see

Storm lives in Arlington, Virginia, and is the author of two books:

  • The Restoration Economy (Berrett-Koehler, 2002), and 
  • Rewealth (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008)
  • RECONOMICS (Fall, 2019)

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Storm’s 3rd book, RECONOMICS: The Path To Resilient Prosperity will be published in Fall of 2019.

Since 2002, Storm has been a full-time urban/rural/regional turnaround specialist, working as a revitalization strategist for mayors, housing authorities, Chambers of Commerce, and social/environmental non-profits.

As a consultant, he provides strategic analyses for organizations, cities, and regions seeking revitalization. George Ochs, Managing Director of JP Morgan, says: "Storm Cunningham is the world’s thought leader on community revitalization and natural resource restoration."

Storm has helped colleges and universities raise millions of public and private dollars to endow new chairs and launch new institutes related to community redevelopment, natural resource restoration, and climate adaptation. From 2006-2009 Storm was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Seneca College (Canada’s largest college) in Toronto.

Storm’s clients include national and local governments, universities, and non-profits in dozens of countries. A sampling of his 100+ global client list includes: US State Department, Boeing, Harvard University, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Israel Planners Association, European Property Italian Conference, University of Guadalajara, National Arbor Day Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Institute of Architects, Project Management Institute, US Embassy (Poland), Governor of Montana, Canadian Urban Institute, Santee Cooper, Urban Land Institute, University of Texas, Leadership Cleveland, and many more

From 1996-2002, he was Director, Strategic Initiatives at the Construction Specifications Institute, a technical society of about 14,000 architects, engineers, and manufacturers.

Storm was an A-Team SCUBA medic with the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces (Green Berets), and is still an avid SCUBA diver, motorcyclist, and amateur herpetologist.

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