This master’s program is organized by Politecnico di Milano consortium POLI.design, with the support of the Design School, the School of Civil Architecture, the School of Architecture and Society, and the School of Construction Engineering and Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano.
Its main partners are Fondazione Housing Sociale, along with Confcooperative Federabitazione, Legacoop Abitanti and Associazione Nazionale Costruttori Edili. Support has also come from major real asset management companies, including Polaris, Prelios, Investire Immmobiliare SGR, and Torre SGR. The program has also received sponsorship from the Ordine degli Architetti, from planners, landscape artists, and conservationists at the Province of Milan, from ACRI-Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio SPA and from the Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica.
The master’s program is set up to provide skills shared by several disciplinary fields called into play by such projects (architecture and design, the social sciences, and management and finance) so as to create a convergence of methods and tools. Its aim is to train professionals who, in addition to their own fields, can understand and handle the complexity and the issues of other disciplines that come together in creating social housing. It thus strives to train a specialist who can work in planning, designing, and managing modern forms of social living based on policies of integration and collaboration. This new job description can find a match in disciplinary skills that have been rounded out through the master’s program, as students acquire the essential notions of the other specializations involved in the process of establishing social and collaborative housing: architecture, service design, social science, management, and finance. As a result, they achieve the capacity to play a systemic role in the planning process.
This program awards a University Master’s Diploma I or II level in "Social and Collaborative Housing. Planning, Designing, and Managing the Contemporary Habitat" .
The Master grants 60 CFU, equivalent to 60 ECTS. Attendance is mandatory for a total of not less than 75% of scheduled activities.