Ingo Kumic

Global Advisor

  • Urban Regeneration, Resilience and Place-based Impact Development
  • Cross-sector Partnership Brokering
  • Urban Governance

Dr Ingo Kumic currently leads City Investment and Partnerships (CIP) for the City of Knox in Melbourne. Sitting at the intersection of urban governance, public asset investment and development, and community futures, CIP is a multidisciplinary business concerned with leveraging the latent value in public assets to ensure they play a more influential role in the delivery of community and city futures.

His career to-date spans 25yrs in city resilience and regeneration working across Europe, The Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. In that time he has played a formative role in the delivery of complex urban projects with amongst others, the European Commission, Greater London Authority, Cross River Partnership, London School of Economics, International Energy Agency, NSW Department of Planning, Barangaroo Delivery Authority, and Ningbo Ancient Town Redevelopment Authority.

He’s held numerous senior roles which include leading partnerships and policy for the Cross River Partnership in London, directing the Sydney Metropolitan Urban Improvement and Living Centres Programs for the NSW State Government, and providing strategic advice on economic regeneration for the ancient town of CiCheng in Ningbo.

Ingo has been appointed to several government and industry committees and boards and has been a guest lecturer and studio critic for under-graduate and graduate students at The Bartlett (UCL London), The AA School of Architecture (London), University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, RMIT (Melbourne) and UTS (Sydney).

He has written for several critical journals, and industry publications and studied at the University of Canberra and University of Sydney where he completed a PhD which looked at the spatial political economy of city brands.

He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.