Founder | Editor

Rendered as a nomad at heart, rippled from frequent shifting of cities since her childhood, Navjot has eventually developed a taste for understanding the urban life and design around herself. With an edge of philosophy and spirituality, that keeps her sane in the maddening world, her blog focuses on introducing ‘spiritual sustainability’ in planning and design. She holds a degree in architecture and overflowing enthusiasm towards creative writing.

While pursuing her masters in planning, where she aims to research on and build the lost connection between humans and systems of natural settlements, she has set up Design Terrains as an experiment in line with her personal visions. Intended to work as part of her research work, she believes that information can’t be bridged to implementation without public involvement. For this, the blog invites active participation from readers whilst creating a tapestry of experiential narratives by experts from different walks of life.

Her other interests range from classical symphonies to modern literature. With continuous hustles to manage this blog, she is synchronously honing her French for expanding connections within international fraternity. For her, an open will work style comes with diverse challenges but nothing that she feels incapacitated to face.

In my opinion, spirituality is an abyss of human morals and it is from there the actions towards sustainability are accorded. In other words, a man devoid of respect for neighbours cannot at any level have respect for the planet.

Navjot Kaur

Figures of Inspiration

“A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being.”

-Juhani Pallasmaa

“While you are looking, you might as well listen, linger and think about what you see.”

-Jane Jacobs

“Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.”


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