This would be a perfect place to experiment with new educational formats. Corporations could sponsor it and it would be free to all qualified students (read, write, of working age and willing to work and learn!) We would have hydroponic farms, manufacturing facilities for multiple industries, solar, wind, geo-thermal and natural gas generated power as well as oil driven technologies. It would be a gigantic undertaking, but not impossible! There would be live feeds on the internet so people around the world could watch and see what was happening. Oh the learning! People would be able to pick and choose among hundreds of hands on programs that actually sustained the population living and working there.  What a grand and fantastic thing it could be. A self sustaining university... with ample parking!