Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano

The Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU) is a thematic and interdisciplinary research structure established in January 2013 at the Politecnico di Milano.
DAStU deals with architectural and urban projects, spatial planning and territorial governance, urban policy, conservation and intervention on heritage and natural environment, historical and critical interpretation of architecture, city, and territory.
It carries out research and fieldwork on transformation, care and government of historical and contemporary settlements and landscapes, significantly contributing to the education and training of architects and urban planners.

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Grazia Concilio

Engineer and Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at Politecnico di Milano, where she works on the theme of digital innovation and transformation of urban contexts. She has been and is a team leader and coordinator of several international research projects (VII framework program, Horizon 2020/Europe). She is the author of several articles and books.


Maryam Karimi

Maryam is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at DAStU, Politecnico di Milano, holding a PhD in Urban Planning, Design, and Policy. Her interdisciplinary research agenda investigates how citizens and cities learn to be smarter and more intelligent towards the direction of inclusivity and sustainability. In her recent role as a coordination team member and researcher for several EU projects. Her academic background includes an MSc at the University of Massachusetts (design) and an MSc at the University of Colorado. (urban planning).

Silvia Ronchi

Silvia Ronchi

Silvia is an urban and regional planner, since 2016 she is research fellow at Politecnico di Milano. She is specialised in Geographic Information Systems for Spatial planning.From 2005 to 2019 she worked as research assistant and fellow in various outstanding institutes, such as Joint Research Center (European Commission), University of Salzburg, University of Trento and Stanford.

Stefano Salata

Stefano is PhD in Territorial Government and Urban Design XXVI Cycle at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU), Politecnico di Milano. He is Assistant Professor of Ecological Planning at Politecnico di Milano and, previously at the Izmir Institute of Technology (Turkey). He has been Research Technologist of the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino and worked on the project EU LIFE SAM4CP for the same Department.

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