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

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Overview

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

  • Create a renewal vision, a renewal culture, and a renewal engine within a community
  • Earn a living reversing crises in energy, food, poverty, disease, culture, climate change, and more
  • Create faster, more effective, better-funded, and more sustainable economic growth through renewal partnerships
  • Fuel your education, career, and lifestyle through renewal activities
  • Avoid "bad" public-private partnerships during revitalization

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.

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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.

Visit him at resolutionfund.com, and for more information visit rewealth.com.

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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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