Daniel McGraw

Daniel McGraw is a freelance journalist and author in Lakewood, Ohio. Follow him on Twitter @danmcgraw1

Making It Rain


Is rainwater capture the new solar panel? How drought-stricken cities are capitalizing on a building solution so simple, it’s almost like it’s right above our heads.

Free the Transit System!


No, seriously. Like, actually make it free. A rust belt guide to increasing ridership.

A Republican Suburb Designed for Cyclists


A deep-red town in Indiana has a bicycling network that would make Boulder blush. Their secret? Forget the politics and treat bikes more like cars.

This Lake Belongs to Everyone


A city on Lake Erie convinced its waterfront property owners to give the public their waterfronts for free. It’s a case that could transform the Great Lakes forever.

DIY: Cleveland Comes Back


Inside the laundry-and-lettuce co-op empire that’s reviving local industry in Cleveland—this time, on the employees’ terms.

Putting Parks over Pavement


Urban neighborhoods that were severed decades ago by massive highways are finally being sewn back together by public spaces designed to reconnect and heal.