Cities start with people

New ideas for sustainable urban development

We believe that the battle for a sustainable future will be won or lost in our cities.
We know that solving our world’s biggest challenges is possible and affordable, if and when we work together.
We strive for people to have more ownership of their communities, with better access to capital and governance.
We are convinced that cities have the capability of solving even our biggest problems.
We know that cities will provide something for everybody, only because and only when they are created by everybody.
We are committed to the values and principles defined in the
Earth Charter and the Earth Charter Cities Manifesto.
We follow the Tinbergen Rule, which teaches that every policy needs a tool.
We continue to develop tools for sustainable cities and communities.
We tirelessly design, create, change, develop, disrupt and deploy ways to win the battle for a sustainable future.
We have radical hope. We think you should too.
Welcome to the World of Walas.

– Gerben van Straaten, CEO –

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projects | 23-08-2018

Walas to redevelop Phoenix West in Dortmund, Germany

The blue wave is coming to Dortmund! World of Walas is proud to announce the redevelopment of the historic Phoenix West area in Dortmund, Germany.

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events | 17-07-2018

Official Opening CarbonBlue

You are invited! We hope you will join us to celebrate the opening of the CarbonBlue solar parkade. We will gather with our friends, family and partners to celebrate the opening of CarbonBlue. This will be a lively afternoon with a market, entertainment and a look at some of the initiatives coming out of Carbon6. 

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spinnerij-oosterveld | 25-01-2018

Improving soil structure and soil fertility through zero-tillage

The Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Oogst is a widely read newspaper for farmers and gardeners with stories about the agricultural sector. In the edition of January 13, an interview was published with our colleague from Walas, Zilal. She is working with Farm2Future on various systems, including zero-tillage. In the article they discuss conservative agriculture, zero-tillage and the workshops that Zilal gives about this.

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projects | 09-12-2017

World of Walas in Hamburg, Germany!

World of Walas is expanding to Germany! With a bright, new space in historic HafenCity, Walas has a new home for Walas Concepts Germany, and offers a public space for Hamburg to meet and discuss sustainability in their community.

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