Students from sustainability-geared, Dutch city Rotterdam in Vancouver

April 24, 2019 | 11:00 - 1:00

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About this Event

‘The “Blaakes Bos” – A cheeky example of Rotterdam’s architectural verve’
Credit: GETTY

For the second year in a row, students from Rotterdam, one of Europe’s leading cities in urban sustainability, are coming to see the initiatives and opportunities in Vancouver and at Dudoc. On April 24th, we are welcoming the business students at our Innovation Centre to show them how, with our European partners, we move Vancouver’s sustainability in the building realm forward. In return, we get to hear the exciting projects they are working on. Here is a snapshot of the themes:

  • Sustainable Cities – comparative study between Rotterdam and Vancouver on government and business initiatives
  • Bike Economy – influence of cycling on local economies and society along with recommendations for bike manufacturers, retailers, schools and local government based on Dutch bike history and latest developments
  • Sustainable Dutch products and services – Fair Phone
  • Food Waste – problems and solutions currently implemented by companies in the Netherlands and Canada

As part of the audience, we’ve invited the Emerging Green Professionals (EGPs) from the Canadian Green Building Council. Both groups will bring valuable input to the table to stimulate ideas and benefit from this unique intercultural exchange.Connect with us if you would like to be part of this values powered exchange!

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