'Sleepwalking into the future': readers' responses to Australian cities week

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From Melbourne’s overcrowding issues to Adelaide’s gutsy success story, here’s what you said about the state of Australia’s cities

“Growth is the conversation Melburnians are having – or want to have,” wrote Gay Alcorn in her feature on the city’s uncertain future, which launched Guardian Cities’ Australian cities week. Melburnians went on to prove her right.

Gay’s piece sparked a passionate and informed response, with nearly 1,000 comments discussing Melbourne’s rapid growth and changing character. One long-time resident wrote: “It is still a great place to live but is rapidly sleepwalking to a future where it will have lost so much and be unrecognisable.”

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