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The Restoration Economy

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. Definitions
    2. READ THE FOLLOWING SIX PARAGRAPHS, AND YOU’LL KNOW THIS BOOK’S MAJOR IDEAS
    3. WHAT THIS BOOK IS, WHAT IT ISN’T, AND WHO IT’S FOR
    4. THE THREE MODES OF THE DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Introduction
    1. THE BIGGEST THING YOU’VE NEVER SEEN
    2. OPENING OUR EYES TO THE RESTORATION ECONOMY
    3. THE TURNING POINT
    4. HOW RESTORATION’S GROWTH IS REFLECTED IN OUR PRINT MEDIA
    5. OTHERS HAVE SEEN THIS COMING
  7. Part One: The Transition from Our “New Development” Past to Our “Restorative Development” Future
    1. 1: The Three Foundations of the Restoration Economy
      1. THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY’S THREE GLOBAL CRISES
    2. 2: The Three Modes of the Development Life Cycle and Their Three Realms of Development
      1. TRIMODAL RELEVANCE
      2. THE END OF THE BEGINNING
    3. 3: Historical Perspectives on the Three Crises and on Restorative Development
      1. BACK TO THE WEST
      2. AN UNPRECEDENTED MOMENT IN TIME
    4. 4: Why Our Trillion-Dollar-Plus Restoration Economy Has Been Kept a Secret
      1. THE GLOBAL RESTORATION ECONOMY
      2. A STRANGELY SILENT REVOLUTION: WE DON’T TALK MUCH ABOUT RESTORATION BECAUSE WE’RE STILL DEVELOPING THE LANGUAGE
      3. CONFUSING MAINTENANCE WITH RESTORATION
      4. RETURNING TO THE REAL
  8. Part Two: The Four Growth Industries Restoring Our Natural Environment: Ecosystems, Watersheds, Fisheries, and Farms
    1. 5: Restoring Our Ecosystems: Lakes, Wetlands, Prairies, Shores, and Others
      1. THE SCOPE OF THE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION INDUSTRY
      2. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
      3. ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
      4. CLOSING THOUGHTS
    2. 6: Restoring Our Watersheds: Aquifers, Forests, Rivers, and Streams
      1. THE SCOPE OF THE WATERSHED RESTORATION INDUSTRY
      2. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
      3. ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
      4. CLOSING THOUGHTS
    3. 7: Restoring Our Fisheries: Estuaries, Reefs, and Oceans
      1. THE SCOPE OF THE FISHERIES RESTORATION INDUSTRY
      2. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
      3. ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
      4. CLOSING THOUGHTS
    4. 8: Restoring Our Farms and Rural Economies
      1. THE SCOPE OF THE AGRICULTURAL RESTORATION INDUSTRY
      2. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
      3. ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
      4. CLOSING THOUGHTS
  9. Part Three: The Four Growth Industries Restoring Our Built Environment: Brownfields, Infrastructure, Heritage, and Misfortunes
    1. 9: Restoring Our Brownfields: Industrial Sites, Ports, and Military Bases
      1. THE SCOPE OF THE BROWNFIELDS RESTORATION INDUSTRY
      2. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
      3. ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
      4. A CLOSING STORY
    2. 10: Restoring Our Infrastructure: Transportation, Power, Solid Waste, and Water
      1. THE SCOPE OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE RESTORATION INDUSTRY
      2. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
      3. PUBLIC POWER INFRASTRUCTURE
      4. PUBLIC SOLID WASTE INFRASTRUCTURE
      5. PUBLIC WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
      6. ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
      7. CLOSING THOUGHTS
    3. 11: Restoring Our Heritage: Historic Sites and Structures
      1. THE SCOPE OF THE HERITAGE RESTORATION INDUSTRY
      2. NATURAL HERITAGE
      3. BUILT HERITAGE
      4. ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
      5. A CLOSING STORY
    4. 12: Restoring Our Misfortunes: Natural Disasters, Human-made Disasters, and Wars
      1. WHY ISN’T COLUMBUS ON THAT LIST OF “THE THREE GREATEST NAVIGATORS”?
      2. A HORRIFYING HALLOWEEN
      3. AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE RESTORATION ECONOMY IS CHANGING OUR WORLD
      4. THE SCOPE OF THE DISASTER/WAR RESTORATION INDUSTRY
      5. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
      6. WAR RESTORATION
      7. HUMAN-MADE (ANTHROPOGENIC) DISASTER RESTORATION
      8. NATURAL DISASTER RESTORATION
      9. TOP 24 VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS OF ALL TIME, IN TERMS OF (RECORDED) HUMAN DEATHS
      10. ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
      11. CLOSING THOUGHTS
  10. Part Four: Putting It All Together
    1. 13: Ecological Restoration: Conservation’s Ideal Partner
      1. CONSERVATION JUST CAN’T DO THE JOB BY ITSELF: IT’S ACHIEVED SOME GREAT VICTORIES, BUT IT’S LOSING THE WAR
      2. THE DANGERS OF RESTORATION
      3. HOW ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION ARE TYING THE KNOT
      4. CLOSING THOUGHTS
    2. 14: Restorative Development: Sustainable Development’s Salvation
      1. MY PERSONAL SUSTAINABILITY CRISIS
      2. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS DEAD: LONG LIVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT!
      3. ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION
      4. CLOSING THOUGHTS
    3. 15: Bermuda Case Study: The Unplanned Restoration of a Nation
      1. NONSUCH ISLAND
      2. NONSUCH INTO THE FUTURE
      3. DANIEL’S HEAD VILLAGE
      4. DANIEL’S HEAD VILLAGE WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE INHERITED A CANADIAN MILITARY FACILITY
      5. ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARDS: THE BERMUDA MARITIME MUSEUM AND THE WEST END DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
      6. ST. GEORGE
      7. BERMUDA’S RESTORED FUTURE?
      8. CLOSING THOUGHTS
  11. Conclusion
    1. BUILT AND NATURAL ARE OFTEN HARD TO SEPARATE
    2. THE RESTORATION OF OUR NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENTS HAS BECOME THE GREATEST BUSINESS FRONTIER OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
    3. OUR INTEGRATIVE FUTURE
    4. STRATEGIC INTEGRATION GUIDE
    5. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
    6. RESTORATIVE POLITICIANS
    7. WHAT TO DO WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE
    8. A FEW PARTING THOUGHTS
  12. Appendix: Trolling for Numbers
    1. U.S. RESTORATION MARKETS AND BUDGETS CITED IN THIS BOOK
    2. RESTORATION BACKLOGS CITED IN THIS BOOK
    3. CURRENT (OR RECENTLY COMPLETED) WORLDWIDE PROJECTS CITED IN THIS BOOK
  13. Restoration Readings
  14. Resource Guide Education, Memberships, Journals, and Events
    1. HIGHER EDUCATION
    2. WEBSITES IN GENERAL
    3. NGOS, ASSOCIATIONS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND RELATED JOURNALS
    4. THE BASIC THREE MEMBERSHIPS
    5. CONFERENCES AND TRADE SHOWS
    6. COMMERCIAL MAGAZINES
    7. A NOTE TO ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLICATIONS, AND EVENTS NOT INCLUDED IN RESOURCE GUIDE
  15. Index
  16. About the Author
  17. Berrett-Koehler Publishers