Innovation Partners

Solutions for sustainable urban development.

Walas Innovations

Local Community

News, events and other happenings at Dudoc.

Community hub

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


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


False Creek Flats Assessment / Students from Dortmund visit Vancouver


City walk with Ned Jacobs


Lighthouse Social

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

Learn about the event space
New events coming soon!
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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.

Visit World of Walas

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We are currently looking for a new home. If you know of a historic building in need of revitalization, please let us know.

Please note, we are taking all precautions through the COVID-19 pandemic, and following government guidelines. Our events are on hold until further notice and our showroom is closed. Please join our mailing list for updates, or contact us directly at

Wishing you health and safety,

The Walas team