OUR NEW SERVICE IS COMING OCTOBER 17, 2022 AT RISINGPLACES.ORG!
It's where local leaders attract investment & employers for revitalization.
It's where public funders & private redevelopers find safer opportunities.
Now, before Rising Places launches, you can buy merch
or be a sponsor.

Accreditation for Cities,
Counties & Regions

Community Certification

Using our Renewal EngineTM tools, neighborhoods, cities, counties & regions get accredited for increasing renewal capacity to attract investment.
COMING SOON

Accreditation for
Regenerative Projects

Project Accreditation

Redevelopment and resilience projects often fail to revitalize the community. Rising Places-accredited projects fix that by boosting local renewal capacity.
COMING SOON

Certification for Public &
Private Professionals

Professional Certification

Our Revitalization & Resilience Facilitators will become Rising Places Practitioners (RP), helping cities & regions boost their renewal capacity.
ENROLL NOW

Create A Tide Of Inclusive Local Renewal: A Rising Place Should Lift All Lives.
Revitalization makes things better.   Resilience makes revitalization last.
Our new service will help you fund inclusive revitalization and resilience.
Rising Places helps responsible money find responsible communities.

GROW YOUR ORGANIZATION:  BE A RISING PLACES PARTNER OR PATRON!

On October 17, 2022, Rising Places will burst onto the scene.  Rising Places helps public & private funders find the best places to grow resilient, equitable economies. And Rising Places helps communities attract government grants, employers, redevelopers and residents.
Rising Places will be the network of neighborhoods, cities and counties where quality of life, health, infrastructure, housing and economic opportunity are being enhanced for all.
Learn how you can grow your organization as a Rising Places Partner or Patron.

WHY DO MOST LOCAL RESILIENCE AND REVITALIZATION INITIATIVES FAIL?
1) No Integration: Resilience work must revitalize. Revitalization must be resilient.
2) No Strategic, Ongoing Process: Just static, ignored plans & isolated projects.

RECOVERY & RESILIENCE

Healing While Preventing

Disease, terrorism, economic volatility, resource depletion, natural disaster & climate change all drive demand for revitalization & resilience.

RRFac professional can help you quickly boost your local economic, social and environmental health.

ECONOMIC GROWTH

Regenerative Growth

Grow resilient prosperity in any economy: agricultural, industrial, post-industrial, post-catastrophe, tourism, high-tech, diversified, etc. 

RRFac leaders help grow economies, avoiding displacement, pollution, loss of heritage & greenspace, etc.

RESOURCE RENEWAL

Health, Wealth & Happiness

All places have resource depletion, contamination, invasive species, mines, fragmentation, sprawl, etc.

RRFac leaders help repurpose, renew & reconnect your natural & built environments to boost health for wildlife, people and economies.

Certification is ideal for elected officials.  Most candidates promise revitalization.
Few do so with any credibility.  Fewer still deliver on those promises.
All public leaders should be Revitalization & Resilience Facilitators (RRFac).

Why Is RRFacTM (pronounced "arfak") Certification Growing So Rapidly Worldwide?
Because it empowers institutions. It makes their members, discipline or mission
essential to the success of local recovery, revitalization or resilience efforts.

ADVOCACY GROUPS,
FOUNDATIONS, ETC.

Charitable Institutions

Does your organization support nature, affordable housing, public transit, social justice, better governance, climate, etc?

Whatever your agenda might be, having RRFac professionals on your staff will help put it at the heart of revitalization and resilience efforts.
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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

City, State, Fed. Agencies

Does your agency advance equitable economic growth, brownfields renewal, infrastructure renovation or disaster recovery? Put your mission at the heart of revitalization and resilience efforts.

The fastest way? Put RRFac professionals on your staff.
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AEC FIRMS, DEVELOPERS, ETC.

Redevelopers & Planners

Most redevelopers & AEC firms produce good projects & plans. But revitalization and resilience---the outcomes places really want---derive from ongoing programs and reliable processes.

Rise above the competition by putting RRFac professionals on your staff.
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A BETTER WAY FOR YOUR COMPANY TO ACHIEVE ITS ESG GOALS?
 Corporate leaders find that supporting integrated revitalization and resilience efforts is the best path their ESG (environmental, social, and governance) goals.
And, the community benefits tend to yield a wealth of positive publicity.

RECONOMICSTM
If your community isn't revitalizing, it's devitalizing.
There's no such thing as healthy statis.

RECONOMICS is a revitalizing framework that repurposes, renews and reconnects your natural, built and socioeconomic assets.

The more a place revitalizes,
the more it CAN revitalize.

RECONOMICS is a reliable renewal process of program, vision, strategy, policies, partnerships and projects.

Reliable production of anything requires a process. Do you have one for revitalization or resilience?

The RECONOMICS Process generates equitable, sustainable, resilient prosperity for all.

It enhances confidence in the local future, which attracts / retains residents, employers and investors.

"Given today's constant, concurrent crises, this new micro-credential—RRFac—should be of great
interest to public leaders and private professionals who want to be successful solution providers.
Mastery of legal, financial and technical tools no longer suffices.  Strategic process is key.
" - FEMA

WHO IS GETTING CERTIFIED...AND WHY?
Why do cities with good plans, projects & politicians continue to stagnate & decline? If you were RRFac-certified, you could help them fix this ubiquitous problem.

PROFESSIONALS & ENTREPRENEURS

PROS & ENTREPRENEURS

Win program contracts,
not just short-term projects.

Significant community problems are seldom solved with a single project.
RRFac certification positions you as an essential long-term solutions partner.
Learn More & Enroll Now

VOLUNTEERS AND ELECTED LEADERS

VOLUNTEERS & POLITICIANS

Serving is good. Succeeding is better.
Do you want to solve environmental, economic & social crises (revitalization)?
Do you want to prepare places for a future with worse crises (resilience)?RRFac certification helps with both.
Learn More & Enroll Now

STUDENTS & TEACHERS

STUDENTS & TEACHERS

Most disciplines can contribute to improving our world in some way.
Faculty who understand the solutions prepare students best for today's crises.
Graduates seeking a satisfying career find it easier with RRFac certification.
Learn More & Enroll Now

Certification Is For Elected Leaders, And For The Private Leaders Who Help Them Succeed.
Cities prefer redevelopers & consultants who can be real revitalization partners.
But—until now—public RFPs had no way to specify renewal process expertise.
Improve your future by improving everyone's future: Put RRFac after your name.

QUICKLY IMPROVE YOUR LOCAL ECONOMIC FUTURE...WITH LESS COST AND RISK.

CITY & COUNTY MAYORS: Tired of your agencies' inefficiency and lack of "big picture" focus due to operational silos?
GOVERNORS: Are your regional initiatives failing because you can't get multiple communities on the same page?
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS: Are your redevelopment projects failing due to lack of effective public support?
CITIZENS: Do you want green, equitable economic growth, but get only endless plans and broken promises?
The quick, inexpensive, lasting solution?  Get your relevant public & private leaders RRFac certified.

The RECONOMICS Process unites your existing plans, players & projects without disruption,
increasing both return on investment and public support, while lowering the risk of failure.

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNITY'S FUTURE WITH ONE LINK...FREE!
Improving your local future requires knowledgeable leaders and residents.
Put a link to our free short course on the website of your city or organization.
Click Here To See Our FREE Educational "RECONOMICS: A Short Course" Page.
Share the link to help folks understand what's holding back local revitalization,
and how to fix it in a way that helps foster resilient prosperity for all.

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