About Clean Cities


Zero Emission Electric VehicleThe Clean Cities Program was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and designated to support locally based government/industry partnerships in the expanded use of vehicles operating on alternative fuels. The mission of the Clean Cities Program is to advance the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reductions of petroleum consumption. Clean Cities carries out this mission through a network of coalitions, which develop public/private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction.

The SCAG (or Southern California) Clean Cities Coalition coordinates the activities of both private and public sector proponents of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) by providing a forum to discover commonalties, collaborate on public policy, investigate opportunities for joint projects, leverage scarce resources and cooperate on promoting the benefits of AFVs throughout the region.

For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition website.

SCAG Clean Cities Coordinator: Marco Anderson

Marco Anderson is a senior regional planner with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and was appointed coordinator of the Southern California Clean Cities Coalition in May, 2014. He currently works in the Sustainability Department focusing on integrating land use and transportation policy. Anderson is the project manager for the SCAG Electric Vehicle Readiness Program and is the deputy lead for the Sustainability Planning Grant Program which provides funding for local land use plans and studies. These efforts foster and implement the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) principles of mobility, livability, prosperity, and sustainability. In the past he managed the Toolbox Tuesdays program of training sessions for planners from SCAG member jurisdictions. Mr. Anderson was also the SCAG project manager on a two year Caltrans Planning Grant lead by UCLA, studying the impact of high speed rail stations on local communities.

Before working at SCAG, Anderson was a transportation planner at a multi-disciplinary planning-engineering-architecture firm in Orange County and worked on a variety of transportation plans ranging from local access transit plans and traffic impact studies, to major sub-regional corridor plans.

Anderson is a founding member of Civic Projects Foundation, a non-profit think-tank that specializes in producing innovative planning products that address mobility, health, policy, and technology issues by intelligently combining planning, and design methods. He has been a member of the Car Futures Group since its inception, wrote two chapters, and assisted in editing the book The Future of the Car in 2035. He is also a regular participating member of Orange County Bicycle Tree, a local bike repair collective and low-income cycling advocacy non-profit.

Anderson left a career in corporate IT software sales to earn his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film History from the University of California, Berkeley.