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The Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU) is a thematic and interdisciplinary research structure of the Politecnico di Milano, it carries out research and teaching activity in many fields including  social welfare policies, housing and care policy.

The Social Policy Lab (LPS) in the DAStU specifically studies the relationship between sociological analysis and social policy and contributes through its research activities to the knowledge and evaluation of the policies and social intervention programmes. Since 2000 the LPS has been involved both as partner and as coordinator in several European research networks and national research projects on social risks, social vulnerability, local welfare and social investment policies.