ReWealth!: Stake Your Claim in the $2 Trillion Development Trend That's Renewing the World / Edition 1

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Your guide to wealth creation through restoration

Restorative development is the largest, fastest-growing new source of prosperity in today's global economy. ReWealth! unveils the astonishing growth of this trend, presenting the context and strategies for taking advantage of the tremendous wealth of restorable assets-all while renewing and revitalizing the world around us.

Redevelopment expert Storm Cunningham explains how business and job growth is increasingly generating rewealth by rebuilding derelict structures, restoring water and dying ecosystems, and revitalizing farmlands. Drawing upon his extensive experience in economic development and integrated revitalization, Cunningham provides

  • A clear explanation of the global shift that is driving the multi-trillion-dollar market for products and services that revitalize cities and restore natural resources
  • Proven, universal rules of renewal that will enable you to bring communities, urban lands, and whole regions back to life-and raise all the money you need to do so
  • Proof that pollution, sprawl, and loss of wildlife habitat are not the inevitable price of progress
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071489829
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/16/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Storm Cunningham is the author of The Restoration Economy, the first book to document the restorative development trend. He is the CEO of Resolution Fund, LLC, a globally focused firm that helps communities revitalize their economy, environment, and quality of life. He is also founder of Revitalization Institute, a global nonprofit academy for community renewal and natural resource restoration.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The Impact of The Restoration Economy on the World William H. Hudnut III Hudnut, William H., III

Preface: The Impact of The Restoration Economy on My Life

Introduction Leaving Everything Better than we Found It

Pt. I: Trends Redefining How We Create Wealth Can Stop Armageddon, Not Just Delay It 1

Ch. 1 The Rewealth of Nations 3

Ch. 2 Renewal Rules 29

Ch. 3 Reversing Our Relationship with Earth 49

Pt. II Practice: Restoring Our Planet by Renewing Our Communities 81

Ch. 4 The Resolution: A Reliable Recipe For Rapid, Resilient Renewal 83

Ch. 5 Good Partnerships: How to Renew on a Grand Scale When You're Broke 119

Ch. 6 Bad Partnerships: How Not to Revitalize Your Community 157

Pt. III Stories: Career, Investment, and Business Opportunities Renewing Farms, Fisheries, Forests, Communities, and Countries 177

Ch. 7 The Tom Darden Story 179

Ch. 8 The James Aronson Story 193

Ch. 9 The John Knott Story 207

Ch. 10 Four Short Stories of Postindustrial Evolution 225

Ch. 11 Two Stories of Cities that Pioneered the Renewal Engine 241

Ch. 12 Two Stories of For-Profit Companies on Rewealth's Leading Edge 287

Ch. 13 Two Stories of National Governments on Rewealth's Leading Edge 309

Ch. 14 Two Stories of Leading-Edge Rewealth Organizations in Canada 327

Ch. 15 Closing Thoughts 343

Appendix 1 Links to Organizations Featured in reWealth! 375

Appendix 2 An Invitation to Participate in Two Sequels to reWealth! 377

Appendix 3 Resolution Fund, LLC 379

Glossary 381

Index 383

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