Unlike its development in other locations, the rise of green infrastructure in India is less well established. Where the principles of urban greening and green space planning have been utilised in India they have normally been associated with other issues such as water pollution, protests against the over-consumption of environmental resources or a lack of integration of sustainable development in urban expansion practices (Datta, 2012; McKinsey Global Institute, 2010; Sridhar, 2007). At present there is little written in the academic or practitioner literature focusing directly on ‘green infrastructure’, although the roles of green space and urban trees are discussed to a far greater extent by a number of Indian and international authors and agencies (Balooni et al., 2011; Mell, 2013b; Nagendra et al., 2012; Siemens AG, 2011). However, despite this seeming lack of green infrastructure discussion, there is a voluble presence of green space planning research that is becoming increasingly visible across India and the wider Indian-subcontinent (Chaturvedi et al., 2013; Khera et al., 2009; Nagendra & Gopal, 2010).