Metropolitan populations of the United States are becoming increasingly diverse. This growing urban demographic diversity is due to high levels of immigration from Latin America, Asia and other parts of the world over the last two decades, as well as to longstanding patterns of rural to urban migration among native-born AfricanAmericans and Hispanic Americans. One seldom-noticed aspect of this rising diversity relates to nature-society relationships. How do urban immigrants think about nature, and how, if at all, do their attitudes change with duration of residence in US cities? Are these attitudes different from those held by native-born urban residents, who themselves are differentiated by race/ethnicity, class and gender? And do variations in nature-society relations play any discernible role in precipitating urban social conflict so prevalent in metropolitan areas today?