After receiving a thorough grounding in the history, trends, principles and evolution of practice in the fields of recovery, revitalization and resilience, you’re now ready to be brought up to date on the state-of-the-art.
This is accomplished by studying Storm Cunningham‘s third book, RECONOMICS: The Path to Resilient Prosperity, your text book for Course Three. You can buy the paperback or e-book version, or—if you’re a member or subscribe to REVITALIZATION—you can freely access the illustrated, teaching version here.
RECONOMICS: The Path to Resilient Prosperity documents, for the first time, a reliable, universal, locally-adaptable process for generating local revitalization and/or resilience. It also shows how to boost economic growth and community resilience simultaneously.
Those of you who are new to the field might find it shocking to discover that the trillions of dollars spent on revitalizing communities and regions in recent decades has been done in the absence of any real process, and usually in a strategic vacuum, as well. This will be surprising to those of you with backgrounds in business or agriculture, since any manager or farmer knows that a process is needed to reliably produce ANYTHING.
All places that are trying to renew themselves have at least one element of the RECONOMICS Process (usually projects). Some have several elements, while a few have most. But almost none have all.
As a certified PLACE DOCTOR, you’ll be able to help them quickly plug the gaps to greatly boost their success and ROI. With a deep understanding of the RECONOMICS Process, you will be able to help any revitalization or resilience effort be both more effective and more efficient.
You’ll also be able to help organizations—government, non-profit or for-profit—find their ideal place within that process, either to grow or to fulfill their mission. Lastly, you’ll be able to do the same for individuals—such as politicians, investors and entrepreneurs—helping them achieve success in a way that improves life for everyone.
The passing score for tests is 70%. You must complete Course One and Course Two before starting Course Three.