All posts by Navjot Kaur

Ted talk by Enrique Peñalosa

Enrique Peñalosa is a former politician from Brazil, substantially known for his role as mayor of Bagota and eventually for his successful tactics as an Urbanist. During his tenure he remarkably transformed the urban language of Bagota, which is now considered to be one of the most sustainable city of the world. Many young practitioners have been influenced by his extraordinary approach towards implementation of planning policies and adaptation of bottom up jurisdiction at city level. His ideology relies on simplifying and interconnecting civic issues, which subsequently result in dynamic and multifaceted solutions.

Here the urbanist talks about the role of public transit in the growth of a democratic developing nation. Baring his insight on value of active public transport, he enables the viewers to grasp in the true purpose of buses in a self reliant community setup.

Quotes | K01

“What fills me with wonder is how everything transcends. From a still rock to a lively brook to a magnificent flower to a diving seagull to a roaring lion to a contemplating human. And yet foolishly we are so attached to the inanimate for evolution.”


NK is the pen name adopted by Navjot Kaur, founder of Design Terrains, to scribble her musings. With heart of a writer, she tries to address matters of sustainable living in a poetic order.

Tiny homes : Peek 01

A quest for happiness doesn’t exactly end up at dwelling in mansions. For many these days, it’s about self exploration and investing time in building things that last. While abandoning their usual lifestyle, people have took it either to roads or nature’s parking lots, where they find contentment irrespective of the size of habitat. This video is a quick look into the world of ZEN living in a tiny home with bigger quality of life.

Living Big in a Tiny House is a youtube channel by Bryce Langston, who is a small space design curator. He covers various tiny and sustainable homes around the world and has resulted in more people opting for a low budget and low impact living.

We applaud Bryce’s initiative and encourage our readers to get inspired through series of sustainable living options introduced on the channel.