1.png 2.png 3.png 4.png 5.png 6.png 7.png 8.png 8.png Probably, one of the leading activities in a 6'000 people town in the Italian countryside is agriculture. In imagining the urban morphology of this town in ten, fifteen years time the role of this activity should be not only taken in account, but also considered as a resource able to foster and lead the shaping of the town in its future. As a result of the analysis and study of the history, of the past and present development of Gradisca, we found that, starting from the 1980s, it has undergone a sprawl process, mainly made up of detached an terraced houses, that – despite the great number of vacant dwellings – hasn't stopped yet, consuming large amounts of farmland. To control this expansion, we focused on an area that previous regulations have defended from the massive house-building activity: the «[de]central-park», which, along with the farmaland north of the motorway, the riverside and the «green links» – a system of linear parks, is the main object of a set of rules and policies we've defined to guide the development of the town towards a self-promoting use of its natural heritage.