Great “Connected Empowerment” video featuring San Francisco Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath and civic action platform, Neighborland.

There’s been a great deal of discussion around the value of civic apps contests, and now there’s a book for that.

We’re told American success equals economic growth. The data tells a different story: GDP doesn’t predict better lives, but civic measures do.

Visualizing Health Reform is the go-to source for factual, easy-to-understand information on health care reform in Illinois.

The Art of Community Wellness uses civic health data to demonstrate the importance of arts education to communities, civic involvement and overall wellbeing.

For those of you interested in starting or joining the civic technology movement where you live, watch Code for America Brigade program director Kevin Curry discuss how designers and developers are doing just this everywhere across the United States.

Politify simulates of the financial impacts of the plans proposed by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Later today, as part of Innovation Month, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will unveil SF Recreation & Park’s official iPhone App, SFRECPARK, developed for San Francisco by mobile commerce company Appallicious.

San Francisco will announce proposed revisions to open data legislation Monday that includes the creation of a chief data officer who will serve as the primary evangelist for making city data freely-available to the public.

sf.citi brings out the the tech heavyweights for a new video imagining what civic technology could do for a “smarter San Francisco.”