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Cherise Burda directs research and implementation strategies for transportation solutions in Canada, including policy initiatives for urban form. In addition to her role as transportation director, Cherise leads the Pembina Institute's Ontario policy program, focusing on research to advance renewable energy solutions, and is a regular spokesperson on transportation, renewable energy and Ontario policy issues.
Since joining the Institute in 2007, Cherise has written dozens of energy, transportation and urban development publications, including: Behind the Wheel, Live Where You Go, Making Tracks to Torontonians, the RBC-Pembina Home Location Survey, and Plugging Ontario into a Green Future.
Cherise's 17-year career as a policy specialist and senior manager includes past experience as a program director with the David Suzuki Foundation and a senior researcher with the Polis Institute at University of Victoria's Faculty of Law.
Follow her on twitter @CheriseBurda.
Re-Tooling Development Charges into a Sharp, Effective Revenue Tool - Today's development charges subsidize sprawl while making transit-friendly development more expensive. Smarter development charges could incentivize compact development and raise transit revenue at the same time. Published May 07, 2013 in Commentary
Time for Pay As You Drive Insurance in Ontario - Let's not let auto insurance concessions in the Ontario budget 'collide' with our goals to reduce gridlock. Published May 01, 2013 in Commentary
Unpacking the Truths about Transit Investment, Published October 22, 2013 in Transportation