Listen: John Holmes dives into urbanism after Chick-fil-A firing

The Charlotte skyline on a sunny day
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

John Holmes III was a budding urbanist in Charlotte, reading books like "Street Fight" and wondering why we built our cities to drive everywhere. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran working at Chick-fil-A, Holmes was trying to reconcile his workplace's busy drive-thru with his own ideas about building better cities. When he posted his opinion online about a new drive-thru-only Chick-fil-A, he quickly found himself out of a job and into the spotlight.

Listen here to find out what happened next, and how Holmes is working to change Charlotte now through tactical urbanism. 

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