Here’s what looks like a great reference book for participation in planning:
Planning Support Systems and Smart Cities is an edited compendium of peer-reviewed papers presented at the 14th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2015). The book is co-edited by Robert Goodspeed and Joseph Ferreira, Jr., the conference program co-chairs, as well as Stan Geertman and John Stillwell, two leading researchers in the area of planning support systems and GIS who have edited of several previous volumes on similar topics.
The book’s 25 chapters are organized into several parts: (1) Data Analytics, (2) Smart Cities, (3) Planning Support Systems (PSS) and Public Engagement, (4) PSS: New Methods and Tools. The contributions include papers on urban modeling, visualization, simulation, public participation GIS, information infrastructure, and other topics.
The entire book or individual chapters can be purchased from Springer. The online version on SpringerLink is available for free through libraries with digital subscriptions to the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography series.
Source: Goodspeed Update