The second of the three courses that comprise the RISING PLACES Facilitator certification program is based on Storm Cunningham‘s revolutionary second book, Rewealth (McGraw-Hill, 2008). This is the book that George L. Ochs, Managing Director of Global Real Assets at JP Morgan (London) said is “the secret weapon of responsible redevelopers, successful real estate investors, and effective community leaders.“
The primary purpose of Course Two is to give you a thorough background on the rise of more-enlightened community revitalization practices. This is the focus of Rewealth, which includes case studies of communities large and small in the United States and Europe.
As can be expected of any book that’s over a decade old, some of the terminology has evolved, as have some of the organizations mentioned. For instance, the “renewal engine” terminology mentioned in Rewealth is now referred to as the “ongoing program” that is a key part of the RECONOMICS Process.
Also, two organizations mentioned in Rewealth—the Revitalization Institute and Resolution Fund—have now had their missions and models incorporated into today’s RECONOMICS Institute.
The passing score for tests is 70%. You must complete Course One and Course Two before starting Course Three.
Here’s what public and private leaders worldwide say about Rewealth:
“This is the book world leaders should be talking about! …they will find the path to revitalizing our economy, restoring our environment, and renewing the quality of our lives.” – Bill Leary, Director of Natural Resources, White House Council on Environmental Quality
“Every business and government executive in the world needs to read this book twice! Absolutely brilliant…” – Eric Garland, CEO, Competitive Futures, Inc., and author of Future, Inc.
“reWealth is the secret weapon of responsible redevelopers, successful real estate investors, and effective community leaders.” – George L. Ochs, Managing Director, Global Real Assets, JP Morgan (London)
“All national politicians and community leaders should be forced to read reWealth.” – George Canetti, Senior Business Developer, Ameresco Canada
“Revitalization guru Storm Cunningham’s new book contains your future. I was hooked by the time I’d finished the Introduction.” – Will Koroluk, Construction Columnist, Daily Commercial News