Anna Viola Epping is a researcher Healthy Cities at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen in the Netherlands and member of Research Centre NoorderRuimte. She is an architect and is passionate about how public spaces can encourage certain behaviours. The focus of Healthy Cities is on stimulating a healthy lifestyle and improving health by means of intervening in the built environment, with the aim of diminishing health inequalities. This is done in close cooperation with all stakeholders, and especially with the inhabitants. The research interests is about opportunities for playing, exercising and meeting in public space.