Solutions for sustainable urban development.
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A Local Hub for Global Sustainability
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.
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.
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False Creek Flats Assessment / Students from Dortmund visit Vancouver
City walk with Ned Jacobs
Join us for networking, education programs and workshops in and around Dudoc! Our space is also available to rent for your own events.
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.