The Urban Developer
Why I Consider Myself The Male Feminist: BPM’s Jonathan Hallinan
In March, the BPM team was shocked by the death of Zaha Hadid, whose stature—both as an architect and a woman—made her a powerful force in the property and development industry. Her legacy extends beyond the iconic curvilinear buildings she executed: she was also one of this industry’s great feminists. “I’m a feminist because I see all women as smart, gifted and tough,” she declared. Indeed, her passing has led me to contemplate the status quo, in which women like Hadid have regrettably become the exception to the rule.