It is ignorant for one to think that nature and the city are separate. In my initial definition of nature and the city, I explain how " nature is all around us, not just in areas with little human disturbances". In this definition I barely stray from the hegemonic dualisms that dominant our thoughts about nature and the city, as I go on to explain that the absence of humans is what "true" nature is for me. I now have a different view of what nature is; it is all around us, nature is the city, we as human beings are nature. The city is simply a sociocultural product of human evolution, what once used to be green space has now developed into large human settlements. Cities are constructed in a way to help its inhabitants thrive, which predominantly consists of humans. We now know that wildlife deserves a place in the city, as there is nothing humans can do to stop the movement of wildlife into these urban spaces; unless of course we choose to exterminate all unwanted inhabitants.
Cronan and Whatmore give excellent arguments as to why we must reconsider our dominant social constructs of the city. We cannot "live in an urban-industrial civilization but at the same time pretend to ourselves that our real home is in the wilderness, to just that extent we give ourselves permission to evade responsibly for the city"(Cronan). Whatmore further explains that wildlife has its own ideas, and that it cannot be confined to the border zones that humans create. It is necessary that there is a change in the way people think about the relationship between nature and city; instead of keeping them separate we must try and bridge the theoretical gap. The city is a natural construction by human beings, for many communities the city is a space in nature that as evolved to fit the needs and wants of humans. Humans have created a natural habitat in which they can most easily thrive in, however people refuse to believe that the city is apart of nature, and keep it as a distant thought so they do not feel responsible for destroying a space that allows non-human wildlife thrive as well.