Progress is not antithetical to tradition. In fact, progress is IMPOSSIBLE without tradition.
The root of this is that by and large, architectural curriculum have fabricated a philosophy of history that is wrought with fallacy. These notions of time have been taught for generations now and its all built on quick sand. Time is the new god of architecture, where previously it was Place. Place is now secondary, tertiary, or even irrelevant to most who practice. But they still wrap their abstractions with buzzwords that appeal to place making, but are ignorant of what that really means. Place making today is all double speak.