Reading comprehension questions answers for competitive exam
The first step is for us to realise that a city need not be a frustrater of life; it can be among other things, a mechanism for enhancing life, for producing possibilities of living which are not to be realized except through cities. But, for that to happen, deliberate and drastic planning is needed. Towns as much as animals, must have their systems of organs-those for transport and circulation are an obvious example. What we need now are organ systems for recreation, leisure, culture, community expression. This means abundance of open space, easy access to unspoilt Nature, beauty in parks and in fine buildings, gymnasia and swimming baths and recreation grounds in planty, central spaces for celebrations and demonstrations, halls for citizens' meetings, concert halls and theatres and cinemas that belong to the city. And the buildings must not be built anyhow or dumped down anywhere; both they and their groupings should mean something important to the people of the place.
Cities can be made to provide full facilities for life, only if::
these can be mechanically developed.
proper transport system is introduced.
cinemas, theatres and concert halls are established there.
these are thoughtfully and vigorously designed to serve people's needs.
Towns versus Animals.
The Need for Planned Cities.
Transport and Communication System in a City.
The Need for Entertainment Centres in a City.
one does not expect fulfilment of all life's requirements from a city.
city life provides all the essential needs of life.
a city does not necessarily lift man's standard of living.
a city should not defeat the fulfilment of life's aspirations and aims.
should be built with suitable material.
should be constructed, according to some suitable design, not indiscriminately.
should be scattered to provide for more of open space.
should be built to enable citizens to enjoy nature.