The Dig

A mural installation in Southwest Detroit, from the photo essay “Bordertown.” Photo credit: Erik Paul Howard

The Dig is Outlier’s weekly deep dive on some of Detroit’s biggest issues: housing, real estate development and how we interact with and change the city’s built environment

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Each week, The Dig publishes a newsletter full of original reporting, insights on architecture and design and updates on projects and issues that impact Detroiters’ ability to live and thrive in the city’s neighborhoods. 

The Dig is written by Outlier Senior Reporter Aaron Mondry. Aaron has been regularly reporting on Detroit real estate since 2016, covering it for Model D, Curbed Detroit and other outlets. He launched The Dig with Detour Detroit in September 2020. Outlier started publishing The Dig in August 2021.

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