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Across the globe, developers, investors, planners, civic leaders, community activists, and entrepreneurs are tapping into the $2 trillion market of the 21st century's most exciting trend-rewealth. By renewing what's already been developed and repairing damage done to natural resources, we are turning a 5000-year legacy of depletion and destruction into a $100 trillion worldwide inventory of restorable assets.
In ReWealth!, redevelopment expert Storm Cunningham reveals a vast new realm of fast-growing, highly profitable opportunities to revitalize our communities and our planet. He outlines the practices and strategies that achieve rapid, resilient renewal, generating tremendous wealth-not to mention personal satisfaction and happiness-through remarkable career and investment options.
Cunningham explains the three proven, universal principles that, when combined, enable nondestructive, unlimited economic growth that actually heals nature and society. He shows how you can generate rewealth by replenishing natural resources, rebuilding communities, redeveloping polluted land, restoring structures, and revitalizing economies.
You'll discover how to
You'll also read the inspiring personal stories of the people and organizations that restore our world: from James Aronson, who is helping Africa shift from dewealth to rewealth; to two cities that pioneered a universal model for community revitalization; to two young friends whose $10 million tea company restores jungle habitats and tribal lands in three nations.
ReWealth! will help you, your organization, and your community make the world healthier, wealthier, and happier through rejuvenation.
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
Posted July 7, 2014