News of Maine's Coast and Islands
Rob Snyder is the president of the Island Institute. His monthly column explores the issues, ideas, and people that motivate the Institute's work.
We Americans love the idea of frontiers, which have played an outsized role in the national imagination.
Rob Snyder, Ph.D.
Here’s an idea that most would agree with—our elders should be able to age in place. But making this happen on an island or in a remote community is an altogether more difficult challenge than it is where I grew up...
He spoke of the need to relocate his island nation within 50-100 years due to sea level rise.
The new fares represent a significant and unanticipated financial burden for the community.
Solutions to community problems often arise when you feel comfortable making mistakes…
The days of handshake deals … without public discussion are on their way out.
The press coverage of the event did not capture the sense of diplomacy I experienced.
An island with an economy based on tourism has little resilience in a natural disaster.
“These communities are made up of many different tribes, just like my home country…”