Alright, I'm looking for some new tactics to deal with those members of the public that are simply just scared of change and assume that if nothing is done...everything is good.
I like the motto that: Everything is in constant change, so if you're not improving your [insert building, town, streetscape, neighborhood, whatever], it is deteriorating. But this doesn't always go over well because the first argument is usually that we have always done it this way. And now we are in an argument with nebulous, non-definable terms that doesn't lead anywhere in particular.
So, I am looking for successful tactics to make people open their minds and consider other possibilities.
Specifically, I am presenting on Main Street, road diets, and adding streetscape elements, all of which seem to be such common sense, but not if you have lived here for 35 years apparently.