"Required reading" "An
original, a first" "A must-read"
"The most important and valuable business book I have read in
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from business, NGO, academic, &
This is the book that started it all: the first time all the
industries that are
restoring our natural & built
environments were revealed as a single global trend.
If you've read The Restoration
Economy, you already know the "ingredients" (restorative
projects) of revitalization. If you now wish to know the
"recipe" for a comprehensive economic stimulus--how to plan & fund
the renewal of your natural & built assets to efficiently & reliably
produce socio-economic revitalization--read Storm's groundbreaking
The Restoration Economy (Berrett
Koehler Publishers) is the first book on regenerative growth:
the first to document the "hidden",
multi-trillion-dollar economic sector that is
revitalizing our communities, our nations, and our natural
resources. Regenerative growth is also called "restorative
development": in it lies the future of our civilization, and
The Restoration Economy is
keynoter on our
world's revitalized future, and
thought leader on bringing places back to life.
Storm Cunningham is CEO of
L3C, the global network for citizen-led regeneration of
communities and natural resources.
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With an archive of over 7000 articles, this also serves
as a resource for researchers.
Watch for Storm's 3rd book
New Leaders for Broken Times
We are now in the human-dominated
Anthropocene Epoch: Meet the Adaptive Renewal pioneers
who fix our ailing
cities, farms, ecosystems,
in today's climate of uncertainty.
Storm's 2008 book,
is available from McGraw-Hill.
purchase it from any fine bookstore worldwide.
been called "the bible of community revitalization
and natural resources restoration."
Cunningham and William McDonough were born the same year, 1951.
published landmark environmental books in the same year, 2002.
are optimistic about the world’s future in spite of the spectre of
climate change and resource depletion. Now [Cunningham’s] got
another book that will be published this...May.
reWealth!, a volume of insights, examples and tools needed “to
resilient, regional renewal in cities and natural areas anywhere on
- Korky Koroluk,
“Cradle to Cradle” and
“The Restoration Economy” offer food for thought
- Daily Commercial
News & Construction Record, March 28, 2008 [read
The Restoration Economy
describes a huge, fast-growing new growth frontier for
entrepreneurs, investors, & organizational leaders, not to mention
graduates looking for the most personally fulfilling and financially
rewarding career path.
The Restoration Economy is recommended reading in hundreds
of higher education courses--from public policy, to environment, to
business--at universities worldwide, such as the
Politecnico di Milano and the
Torino (both in Italy). It's required reading for an
increasing number of degrees, such as the Civil Engineering
Technology Program at
in Toronto, Canada.
Storm's talks--and this book--provide
a vitally important new conceptual framework (and vocabulary) for
talking about a healthier, wealthier, and more beautiful world. His appearance schedule
and three most popular
talk themes can be found at
Economic growth based on
natural, built, & socio-economic
Restorative development comprises eight industries that
are restoring our natural and our manmade environments worldwide.
The book's Table
of Contents reveals these eight industries. You can also
read the entire
nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources
as assets which it must turn over to the next generation
- Teddy Roosevelt, from "The New Nationalism" (1910), NWTR, XVII, p.
The Restoration Economy will bring you up to
speed on the opportunities (& threats) you've been missing in
this explosively growing global megatrend, which is sometimes also
referred to as the renewal economy.
The links below will guide you to other essential web sites
related to restorative development and Storm Cunningham's activities.