Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fear of Change

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
-- [Albert] Einstein Quotes

Surely there is individual sanity at various times within the total of humanity. Different results sometimes occur when change is made. Experiencing something different might be problematic at times for some individuals. Somewhere within the total of humanity, there may be Fear of Change .

One appropriate goal of City and Regional Planning might be to mitigate Fear of Change within humanity. If this occasionally occurring fear is a phobia or anxiety disorder, then perhaps it could be mitigated by applying psychologically sound management techniques in situations that involve changes in the built environment. Exploring psychological methods and tools for managing Fear of Change at the city or regional scale was not a memorable aspect in most Planning Theory professor's classroom lectures or essay assignments.

Pity that. Perhaps future posts here, with the label Fear of Change , may review research and observations within this topic