Land Use, Urban Voids and Abandoned Areas: New Landscapes for Contemporary Rome. Launching the celebrations marking the centenary of the McKim, Mead & White building and organized in collaboration with Roma Capitale, this symposium gathers landscape specialists from the American Academy and their Italian counterparts presenting research and concrete proposals regarding the renewal of abandoned or underused space on the periphery of Rome. In order to improve the existing infrastructure and halt the erosion of agricultural land, landscape design and maintenance offers the key to requalification according to an organic, sustainable system governing new construction in line with economic activity and the requirements of the existing urban fabric. To celebrate 100 years of collaboration between the City of Rome and the American Academy in Rome a Protocollo d’intesa will be signed during the symposium by Ignazio Marino, Mayor of Rome, and Mark Robbins, President and CEO, American Academy in Rome.