The Restoration Economy

The Greatest New Growth Frontier

Storm Cunningham (Author)

Publication date: 11/02/2002

The Restoration Economy
  • The first book to reveal the "hidden" trillion-dollar-plus industry that is revitalizing our manmade and natural environments
  • Written for a broad range of readers, including businesspeople, investors, and numerous other professional, community, and government groups
  • Describes the explosive growth in restoration activity in eight different areas

The Restoration Economy reveals the previously undocumented trillion-dollar global industries that are restoring our natural and manmade environments. Restorative development is rapidly overtaking new development because we are running out of things to develop. Most natural areas are already either farmed or degraded, and cities have built all the way to their borders. However, there is no lack of things to redevelop and restore. Storm Cunningham surveys the wide range of restoration industries and points out the connections among them. He shows, for example, how the restoration of a river ecosystem can have a major impact on the commercial success of a redeveloped historic urban waterfront. Written for a broad range of audiences, The Restoration Economy is an entertaining blend of business, science, and economics that details exciting new business and investment opportunities in this dynamic economic sector.

  • The first book to reveal the "hidden" trillion-dollar-plus industry that is revitalizing our manmade and natural environments
  • Written for a broad range of readers, including businesspeople, investors, and numerous other professional, community, and government groups
  • Describes the explosive growth in restoration activity in eight different areas

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Overview
  • The first book to reveal the "hidden" trillion-dollar-plus industry that is revitalizing our manmade and natural environments
  • Written for a broad range of readers, including businesspeople, investors, and numerous other professional, community, and government groups
  • Describes the explosive growth in restoration activity in eight different areas

The Restoration Economy reveals the previously undocumented trillion-dollar global industries that are restoring our natural and manmade environments. Restorative development is rapidly overtaking new development because we are running out of things to develop. Most natural areas are already either farmed or degraded, and cities have built all the way to their borders. However, there is no lack of things to redevelop and restore. Storm Cunningham surveys the wide range of restoration industries and points out the connections among them. He shows, for example, how the restoration of a river ecosystem can have a major impact on the commercial success of a redeveloped historic urban waterfront. Written for a broad range of audiences, The Restoration Economy is an entertaining blend of business, science, and economics that details exciting new business and investment opportunities in this dynamic economic sector.

  • The first book to reveal the "hidden" trillion-dollar-plus industry that is revitalizing our manmade and natural environments
  • Written for a broad range of readers, including businesspeople, investors, and numerous other professional, community, and government groups
  • Describes the explosive growth in restoration activity in eight different areas
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