Lifetime Achievement in Location Analysis Award

The Lifetime Achievement in Location Analysis (LALA) award is a triennial honor awarded to a person who has made significant lifetime contributions to location analysis research. The award is given every third year at the closing dinner of ISOLDE, the International Symposium on Locational Decisions (

The next LALA award will be offered in 2021. The award was initially scheduled to be given in 2020 but postponed one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The nominations will be received until May 15, 2021. The nomination process consists of sending by email the following three items:

(1) A letter of nomination, including significant reasons why this individual should be considered for this award.

(2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae of the nominee.

(3) Information about citations and service to the profession for the nominee.

The 2021 selection committee consists of Sibel Alumur Alev (chair), Gilbert Laporte, and Stefan Nickel. Please submit nominations (including self-nominations) by May 15, 2021, to Questions may be directed to the same e-mail address.

Past Award Recipients