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​​Gil McNeish

Professor Adjunct

Contact Information

Phone: 303.839.3722 

Office Hours: By appointment


Urban and Regional Planning


  • JD, University of Denver (1971)

  • MPA, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh (1969)

  • BA, Drake University (1965)

Licenses/Professional Affiliations

  • Staff Director, Colorado Land Use Commission, 1973-1975

  • Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations

  • ​American Planning Association

Research Interests

Mr. McNeish has focused the majority of his 37-year law practice in the areas of land use, zoning and environmental matters, serving clients from both the public and private sectors. His current legal practice includes representation before city councils, boards of county commissioners, planning commissions, and regional councils of government, as well as state and federal environmental regulatory agencies.​

Professional Activities

Gilbert F. McNeish was the recipient of The American Planning Association Colorado Chapter President’s Award in 2012 for meritorious contributions to planning, planning law, effective planning in Colorado.

McNeish has focused his law career in the field of land use and planning. He has trained candidates for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree at the University of Colorado Denver in the subject of Planning Law. From 2006 to 2011, McNeish served as a resource for APA Colorado Legislative Committee offering his knowledge of planning law, Colorado State Statutes, and the history of many Colorado planning laws on the books today.

In addition he offered his services and the pro bono legal services to prepare amicus briefs for both the Colorado Supreme Court and the U. S. Supreme Court on behalf of APA Colorado. Countless hours went into the research and preparation of these briefs, all of which were given in service to the ideals of planning and in the interest of good planning in Colorado. Susan A. Wood, President of APA Colorado, announced the award at the organization’s annual conference.

Most Recent Course

  • Planning Law and Institutions

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