Alex Nthiwa is the Chief Officer in charge of Lands, Mining, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban Development in the County Government of Makueni County in Kenya. He has over 9 year experience in the public, private and humanitarian spears in Kenya, West Africa and Somalia. He has been working in the fields of urban planning and development, and focused mainly on spatial analysis, urban design of livable cities, safety and security of the built environment, and strategic physical planning. He was previously a fellow at Kenyatta University where he taught Urban Planning and GIS (Geo-Information Science). He believes in the significance of appropriate response and inter-disciplinary collaboration for the success of projects and sustainability of towns and cities over time.