Zita Cobb on post-pandemic travel and why communities can’t thrive online

Jun 16, 2021 | Brian Moore


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Zita Cobb spoke to John Stackhouse and Naomi Powell about communities in a digital age and why the pandemic has made the world seem more like a zero-sum game.

The RBC Conversation

Zita Cobb has long treasured the isolated geography of her native Fogo Island, and its unique culture. A fleck of land off Newfoundland’s northeastern edge, Fogo’s tiny economy was devastated by the decline of its cod fishery. Its luck changed when Cobb—who made her fortune in the tech business—returned home to establish the Shorefast Foundation and the renowned Fogo Island Inn, aiming to rebuild her community’s economic resilience. She spoke to John Stackhouse and Naomi Powell about communities in a digital age and why the pandemic has made the world seem more like a zero-sum game.

 

Click here for the full conversation; The RBC Conversation.