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.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword: The Impact of The Restoration Economy on the World William H. Hudnut III vii
Preface: The Impact of The Restoration Economy on My Life xi
List of Acronyms xvii
Introduction: Leaving Everything Better than We Found It xxi
Trends: Redefining How We Create Wealth Can Stop Armageddon, Not Just Delay It 1
The Rewealth of Nations 3
Renewal Rules 29
Reversing Our Relationship with Earth 49
Practice: Restoring Our Planet by Renewing Our Communities 81
The Resolution: A Reliable Recipe for Rapid, Resilient Renewal 83
Good Partnerships: How to Renew on a Grand Scale When You're Broke 119
Bad Partnerships: How Not to Revitalize Your Community 157
Stories: Career, Investment, and Business Opportunities Renewing Farms, Fisheries, Forests, Communities, and Countries 177
The Tom Darden Story 179
The James Aronson Story 193
The John Knott Story 207
Four Short Stories of Postindustrial Evolution 225
Two Stories of Cities that Pioneered the Renewal Engine 241
Two Stories of For-Profit Companies on Rewealth's Leading Edge 287
TwoStories of National Governments on Rewealth's Leading Edge 309
Two Stories of Leading-Edge Rewealth Organizations in Canada 327
Closing Thoughts 343
Links to Organizations Featured in reWealth! 375
An Invitation to Participate in Two Sequels to reWealth! 377
Resolution Fund, LLC 379
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