The City of Heidenheim (Germany) and the August Lösch Association jointly grant the prestigious August Lösch Prize.
(Hexagonal Market Areas, by August Lösch)
The prize was created in 1971 and first awarded in 1972 by the City of Heidenheim in honour of August Lösch (1906-1945), one of the founders of modern Regional Science and a Heidenheim native. (For an obituary on August Lösch, a history of the prize and also previous prize winners, please visit Johannes Bröckers website here.)
The prize is intended to reward outstanding academic research in the field of Regional Science, and carries an award of Euro 4000. Joint recipients will share this amount.
The prize recipient is (or the prize recipients are) selected by an international committee consisting of Kristian Behrens, Rainald Borck, Kristof Dascher, Hans Koster, Gunther Maier, Annekatrin Niebuhr, Matthias Premer, Javier Revilla-Diez, Andres Rodriguez-Pose and Roger Vickerman.