is the first book on achieving crisis recovery, economic growth and community resilience simultaneously. It also reveals the surprising factor that can triple the ROI of renewal efforts, but sabotages them when missing.RECONOMICS
is THE guide to healing economies, societies and nature in our crisis-ridden world!
“RECONOMICS is a must-read for every mayor, resilience activist, planning commissioner and urban redevelopment professional who has been frustrated in their attempts to revitalize a place. It succinctly describes why most revitalization plans fail, analyzes what's missing, and provides a simple, easy-to-follow strategic process for success.
- Kevin L. Maevers
, D.Mgmt., AICP; President, Arivitas Strategies, LLC, La Quinta, CA; Vice Director of Policy, IES, California Chapter, American Planning Association.
"Storm Cunningham is so far ahead of the community revitalization game, I'm in awe.”
- Sarah Sieloff, Executive Director, Center for Creative Land Recycling (September 2019)
“I love the book, RECONOMICS. It touches my soul!”
- Schuyler Morgan, Chief Visionary Officer, Clarksville, CA Smart Eco-City Project
“RECONOMICS hits the nail on the head!”
- Nalin Seneviratne, Director of City Centre Development, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield, England
“Storm Cunningham’s RECONOMICS Process raises the bar for community and regional revitalization. It’s a powerful package, succinctly capturing the process that we have doggedly tried to identify over time, not always knowing the next step. The RECONOMICS Process brings a holistic dimension to redevelopment, inextricably linking vision and task.”
– Eric Bonham, P.Eng, Board of Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia, Former Director, BC Ministry of Environment & BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs
"Storm Cunningham is the world's thought leader on community revitalization
and natural resource restoration."
- George Ochs, Managing Director of Real Assets, JP Morgan.
“RECONOMICS should be mandatory reading for all Mayors, Chief Executives and Directors of Planning in cities and regions.”
- Rick Finc, Principal, RFA Development Planning, Edinburgh, Scotland
“RECONOMICS is very concentrated, highly sophisticated and stunningly accurate.”
- Merrit Drucker, Anacostia Waterfront Trust, Washington, DC
“Storm Cunningham’s RECONOMICS transformed our latest project, which uses his 3Re strategy.”
- Dumas F. Lafontant, Director, Lower Roxbury Coalition, Boston, Massachusetts
Hundreds of billions of dollars are budgeted for climate resilience by governments worldwide. For this not to be an economic debacle, resilience investments must revitalize economies, not just protect them.
Does your city or region have an actual process for reliably creating resilient, inclusive economic growth…or just the usual vision, plan and projects? The reliable production of ANYTHING requires a process.
Over 95% of community revitalization and resilience projects fail to achieve their goals, and a shocking percentage of them fail outright. The reason is the same in almost all cases: lack of a complete renewal process. Crucial elements are missing. Since most leaders don’t know what the minimum viable process is, they can’t fill the gap.
In RECONOMICS, that complete strategic renewal process is revealed for the first time. It can be applied at the community or national level.
If you have ANY role in improving your local future, you need to read this book. What it reveals can double or triple the ROI (revitalization on investment) of your redevelopment, renewal and climate adaptation efforts.