A City with Science?
.What's happening now? -- What should be happening?
Modern math and science

It's more than discovery of new facts;
it's the discovery of new kinds of facts.

It's also successful avoidance of "pseudoscience."

It sidesteps self-deception -- those beliefs we accept without investigating whether they might be wrong.

It avoids oversimplification  -- the usual route to self-deception because we are prone to stop looking once we find even a hint that our wondrous desires might be for real.

It succeeds by exercising some pretty good relevance/irrelevance filters, it recognizes systems of generating alternatives that expand our alternatives, it recognizes hidden kinds of impossibility so we more quickly seek more promising routes, and, starting with simple ratios, it gives us some of the impressive power of mathematics. 

Most important of all:
Look at some elaborations
of this theme:

Wellness & economic health
Goals, efforts, who, where

It works!
When understood (not just learned) science concepts (and the special insights that lead us to science concepts) reveal ways to do things that give us great powers to make things happen the way we want.
Science fairs in the schools can get understanding to our society at an early age.  Here is an opportunity to turn young people into magicians--that is, able to apply those principles which so often seem "beyond human powers."  That's science.
Lillie and Paul's science fair at Bridlemile
Sound education
Puzzles that demonstrate impossibility

already has a lot of science

Some schools have science fairs, like the one above, and the Destination Imagination program (formerly "Odessey of the Mind") has a lot of participation.
There are many research universities and institutes in the Willamette Valley: OHSU, OGI, PSU, OSU (Corvallis), U of O (Eugene). 
There are many science based companies -- like Intel, Tektronics, Hewlett Packard (Corvallis), ...
The Oregon Chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers is energetically--and knowledgably--working to bring science understanding to the students of its members.
Beaverton's Vernier Software makes products that lead learners to understandng of science--a truly unique company (and rated one of the most desirable places to work).
Reed College was found, in a 1960's study, to have the strongest intellectual disposition of its 
students and faculty of the 220 colleges studied.
OMSI is one of the country's leading science museums.
Oregonians for Rationality (O4R) regularly (about quarterly) brings speakers to the Willamette Valley who are leaders in anti-pseudoscience efforts, such as James Randi (JREF), Eugenie Scott (Natl, Cent. for Sci. Ed.), Wallace Sampson (Quackwatch), among the more famous.
Local government gives high priority to education.

Where might we go next?


Consider expanding the "pseudo-" label:

pseudoscience (of course)

...and then...
pseudo-education -- rote and regurgitate
pseudo-theory  -- stab in the dark, hypothesis, ...
pseudo-logic  --  "logic" that gets the Venn diagrams all mixed up (one example)
pseudo-relevance -- one obverse of the above many-dimensional coin
pseudo-math -- add when should multiply; subtract when should divide (one example)
pseudo-comparisons -- linear (scalar) rankings
pseudo-informing -- advertising as we know it
pseudo-moral -- morality blind to mutual reciprocity 
pseudo-journalism  (See The New York Review of Books, Dec. 1, 2005, "The End of News?";
Also: Dec 15, 2005, p36; Dec. 16, 2004, p. 26 and p. 50.)