Midlands at MIPIM: The six criteria for success

The Midlands delegation at MIPIM is seeking £11bn of investment in headline projects such as Paradise Circus (pictured). But ultimately, how can cities and regions judge whether their efforts – and expense – have really delivered? Taking a closer look at the Midlands’ ambition, Damian Wild identifies the six tests of MIPIM success.

Back in January, as MPs prepared to vote on a motion of no confidence in the government, another group of politicians were marching through Westminster Hall. Passing through the Central Lobby, they headed for the Thames Pavilion on the Commons’ Terrace, with business leaders in