I wonder what sort of input FP magazine has had in this list? I'm guessing none. To me this looks like a list of megacities which you should avoid if you want to do anything creative. And it's all based on financial growth. Are many of these cities "livable" - in other words are there dynamic conversations, exhibitions, discussions going on there? In Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Moscow, definitely. But Wuhan, Shenyang and Riyadh? If this is the definition of Dynamic, then I want to avoid being part of the "dynamic" cities at all costs. What a horrible existence.