Cherise BurdaRegional Director, Ontario
Cherise Burda is Ontario director at the Pembina Institute, directing research and implementation strategies for transportation and renewable energy solutions, including policy initiatives for urban form. She 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 the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law.
Cherise Burda is available for speaking engagements through Pembina's Speakers Bureau.
cell: 416-824-0256 • tweet: @CheriseBurda
Cherise Burda's Recent Publications
Density plays a key role in driving ridership for transit. As Ontario invests billions into transit infrastructure and service, getting a healthy return on those investments depends on having the right level of density nearby.
Input to the Ontario government as part of the 10-year review of the Places to Grow Act and the Greenbelt Act.
This report identifies five ways to make mid-rise, mixed-use development more economically viable and affordable for famillies in the Greater Toronto Area.
As Ontario revisits legislation protecting 1.8 million acres of land around the region, it should dismiss critics who argue that the Greenbelt makes homes less affordable in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Ontario government released a new discussion paper to engage people across the province on climate change. To meet its 2020 and 2050 climate targets, the province will have to address its largest and fastest-growing source of carbon pollution: transportation.