Alabama is more than the sum of its government, schools, and economy. PARCA explores factors that make Alabama an ideal place to build a quality life.

PARCA provides:
Comparative studies of infrastructure and the built environment.
Explorations of health, poverty, community wellbeing.
Community Vitality Index.
Program evaluations of local nonprofits and social services providers.


Local Government 3.0

The following feature, which describes an alliance between the City of Montevallo, The University of Montevallo (UM), and Shelby County, Read the full release.  


Jefferson County Mayors Cooperate on Pact to Prevent Intercity Business Poaching

Mayors from 22 cities in Jefferson County signed a “Good Neighbor Pledge” Wednesday, committing their cities to a set of Read the full release.