Lakewood, CO 80226: When it was built in the 1960s, Villa Italia was the largest mall west of the Mississippi. In decline years later, Villa Italiana was scraped and replaced with Belmar, an award-winning mixed-use neighborhood development. Now buses serve the development's tight-knit network of streets and blocks. On the right are eclectic local shops in tiny retail space lining a Belmar parking structure.
Credits: Stephen Filmanowicz