The transformation of small towns in rural areas, as well as their development processes, requires future strategies that ensure the social value of structural measures. the economic and demographic developments presented great challenges for St.Veit at Glan. The changing requirements of living and living space, as well as the economic and infrastructural developments of st.Veit, must be recognized and solved with suitable approaches. What measures are needed to restore habitats in st.Veit an der Glan in such a way, that the former capital of Carinthia will once again flourish and meet the wishes and demands of its population? How can we create incentives to counter the declining population figures of the last few years and to become attractive again for immigration? The former race track, which has now been home to the st.Veiter Wiesenmarkt for 656 years, is further developed, optimized and used all year round in its function as an outdoor event center. Adjacent to the new central open space, a residential development with a corresponding center and ground floor zones is created, which is to serve as a new engine and pulse for the city center and existing infrastructure. also the area of the former freight station is to be revitalized by a new mobility concept and existing railway connections of the former railroad city are to be reused.