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Increasing segregation in European cities due to income inequality

17 August 2015

The widening gap between rich and poor is leading to segregation in more and more European cities. The rich and the poor are living at increasing distance from each other, and this can be disastrous for the social stability and competitive power of cities. These conclusions are based on the comparative study entitled Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities.Continue

 

Self-healing technology can save lime mortars in monuments

13 July 2015

Damage caused by salt crystallisation in masonry can be prevented by means of crystallisation modifiers. These modifiers can force salt to crystallise in a different way or to crystallise on the surface of the mortar instead. The Heritage & Technology chair hopes that this will solve this frequently occurring problem.Continue

 
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