This website, associated to our Public Exhibition in January 2016, celebrates the work of our 2015 Master of Architecture Urban Design studio. This year we have studied two comparable urban places, one local, one European. With the Liverpool City Region Devolution Agreement recently completed we have undertaken a study of Hamburg, a true city-state. There we looked specifically at edge-of-centre urban conditions and locally we have found similar issues in Birkenhead, as we considered that town’s relationship to Liverpool, the Wirral and the City Region. We hope the projects presented here encourage discussion about the future of our region.