Innovation Partners

Solutions for sustainable urban development.

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Local Community

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Our event space

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About the space

A Local Hub for Global Sustainability

Connecting Markets

At Dudoc Vancouver, our goal is to help sustainable innovations connect to their markets. Our industrial showrooms offers a home away from home for companies exploring the North American market, and a place for local companies to showcase their innovations. We help connect our partners with local resources, and host local visitors in our public showroom. Our events regularly attract the best changemakers in town.

Building Community

Our goal is to help create communities that are socially, environmentally, economically and financially sustainable. We know that if we work together, we can achieve our ambitious vision for cities.

About Dudoc

Become a partner

Cities need innovations to achieve our ambitions targets for sustainability. Our partners provide solutions to these critical challenges and want to be part of something more.

Our partners are committed to improving the way we live, work and play in cities. We look for partners who have market ready solutions who are ready to explore new markets.

If this sounds like you, please contact us for more information.

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News

The latest news on Dudoc, our partners and sustainable developments.

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False Creek Flats Assessment / Students from Dortmund visit Vancouver

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City walk with Ned Jacobs

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Lighthouse Social

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Events

Join us for networking, education programs and workshops in and around Dudoc! Our space is also available to rent for your own events.

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Visit our Office

Open for public

Visit our innovation showroom during public hours or come to one of our events.

Public Hours

Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Official holidays excluded

From the founder

Founder and CEO, Gerben van Straaten, has over 25 years of experience in urban development. He founded World of Walas in 2010 to offer a fundamentally different approach to sustainable urban development.

Gerben is an international speaker and published author on sustainable urban development and new ideas for old buildings. His unique experience bridges between academic best practices and the traditional real estate industry.

He works with governments, cities, NGOs and other organizations on policy for urban planning and development to bring about real change. He is a signatory partner for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and Special Commissioner for Cities for Earth Charter International.

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