Storm Cunningham has made his name as the real estate agent for the revitalize era. As CEO of the resolution fund, Storm has turned around the fortunes of many a decaying suburb. When the manufacturing industries of Youngstown moved overseas the area was left vacuous and soulless until its community based "revitalization via shrinkage" program, initiated in 2004 and due to be completed in 2010. It is initiatives like this, focusing on re-working "brown" land and revitalizing industrial suburbs that have earned Storm his reputation as champion of the restoration economy.
The book walks us through some of the projects that Storm has been a part of and offers insights into how his preferred approach of setting up public / private partnerships are working. Storm is unique in his approach to redevelopment and ensures that the new communities respect both the environmental and the lifestyle needs of residents. One to add to the list of "must reads". The book was reviewed by Keith on the Brian Wilshire program on radio 2GB. A podcast of the review will be available by clicking through here.
Keith also mentioned the Youngstown song by Bruce Springsteen. The song is available to listen to here. Sourced from You Tube.
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