The Department of Architecture and Urban Studies is a thematic and interdisciplinary research structure of the Politecnico di Milano, established in january 2013.

The Department carries out research, design experimentation and training activities in the field of architectural and urban projects, spatial planning and territorial governance, urban policies, conservation and intervention on the built and natural heritage, historical and critical interpretation of architecture and the city.


It is one of the most important structures in Italy in the field of the disciplines of urban and regional spaces, integrated in a strong international network of centres of excellence and open to different forms of co-operation with institutional and social actors at the local, national and international levels.