Public Space, Streets and Gates

What is the function of ‘street gates’ in urban villages? How do they participate in making the enclosure of public space? What are the existing boundaries of public space (skins/walls/lines) in the urban village spaces?

If Camillo Sitte is speaking against technocratic developments of city design using square building blocks and instead making design through the negative spaces, can we design starting from the movement of the skin as a guideline of separation of circulation and access? The building blocks then come at a second stage to occupy the left-overs from circulation?

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