London, U.K. - (January 8, 2014) - Hitachi Solutions, a leading global provider of Microsoft Dynamics based industry solutions and services, today announced it is working with Microsoft on CityNext, an initiative designed to help governments, businesses and citizens reimagine what is next for their cities. For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s population live in urban areas and nearly 70 percent of people will live in cities by 2050.