The design and planning of cities, public spaces and surrounding environments, whether urban or suburban, can affect people´s health and well-being. In some cities around the world, according to the strength of the urban health inequalities, life expectancy can vary significantly from one neighborhood to another. In St. Petersburg, the second biggest Russian city, with a population of arround 5 million people, there are numerous historical parks and gardens like the Summer or Alexander garden. Furthermore compared to the more central areas, of the city with its very dense built infrastructure, districts that were created later during the Soviet era have quite a high amount of green area. But after years of lacking effective management of these green areas, they are in need of extensive repair and improvements. However the biggest problem are new residential areas constructed which are often lacking any greening.