The desire to preserve things is not new

Architecture and Environment

The desire to preserve things is not new, but now change in our towns comes with such speed and οn such a scale that most of us are affected by it in some way. It turns some people into rabid preservationists and it encourages others to think more closely about the nature of towns as we know them today and their future.
It may be quite reasonably argued that the generations who have lived through events such as world wars and the like are more inclined to preservation than their predecessors - anything which expresses stability becomes important. If there is a psychological need for preservation it is part of the planner's job to take account of it.
Change is nο enemy if we learn how to handle it. Physical' change, in other words, change in the environment provided by our towns, reflects social change - change in our numbers, in our welfare and in our demands.

25 What is the writer's view of change?
A. lt can be managed eftectively.
B. It is a consequence of catastrophe.
C. It is a psychological necessity.
D. It should be avoided if possible.

26 ln this passage, the writer is
A. analysing a problem.
B. outlining his position.
C. presenting his objections.
D. rejecting opposing views.


The desire to preserve things is not new

Text: Cambridge University Press

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