In memory of dr. ir. Marc Jacobs, who died in 2008, we have made possible that several talented master level students of spatial sciences attended the main international conferences of Isocarp in Wuhan, Nairobi and Rotterdam. A travel grant and access ticket was awarded to each student by an independent jury. Thus we fulfilled our five year aim from 2009 to 2015, to give an incentive to young and aspiring planners and designers to focus on the international context of our profession and on the regional level of scale.
As of January 1, 2017, the foundation dr. ir. Marc Jacobs has suspended its activities. The foundation however will continue and we keep an ear and an eye open for initiatives that help achieve the foundation’s wider goal of furthering the profession, study and science of regional planning and design.