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June 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm PST

Rivas is a city of 70,000 inhabitants, in the suburbs of Madrid. With only a cursory glance, Rivas looks very similar to perhaps thousands of others in Europe. On the inside however, it is one of the most innovative cities in the world. Several years ago, the Mayor of Rivas adopted a vision of putting “everything on IP”. The objective was to become a “zero emission” city by 2030, an ambitious goal shared only by one other city in Europe (Copenhagen, DK).

It is amazing to see just how much has been accomplished.

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Do you work in a multi-lingual workplace?

“Data realised from last month’s American Community Survey show that the percentage of people aged five and over who speak Spanish at home increased from 10.7% in 2000 to 12.1% in 2009.”

Are you aware of the number of people in your workplace who can speak different languages? Share your thoughts below.

To read the full article, click here: http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2011/01/hispanics_united_states

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