This book opens with two thoughts that will help focus the following discussion of green infrastructure. The first is an anecdote and the second relates to Fig. 1.1. Both, I would argue, illustrate that we need to take a much broader view on how we value the landscapes around us and how this should influence the ways in which we manage them. While each thought is, of and in itself self-contained, they do highlight some of the issues of focus, terminology, scale and valuation that will be discussed in more depth throughout the following chapters. It is envisaged that these thoughts will act as a starting point for the much deeper conversation presented in this book and assist in tying together the myriad aspects of green infrastructure planning.