The Bruce Report (more properly the First Planning Report to the Highways and Planning Committee of the Corporation of the City of Glasgow), was a set of proposals published by Glasgow Corporation in 1945.
The report, which was authored by Robert Bruce, Glasgow Corporation Engineer at the time, set out a wide range of initiatives to regenerate the city in response to its declining industrial base, increasing levels of unemployment, overcrowding, and its chronic levels of insanitary and unfit-for-purpose housing.
Whilst much of its proposals were rejected (Bruce proposed the near total destruction and rebuilding of Glasgow city centre, along with its valuable Victorian and Edwardian architectural heritage), the city's post war housing policy was directly influenced by it. Bruce advocated the mass demolition of tenement slums which were located in areas that warranted "comprehensive development", the dispersal of the population to new suburbs built on the fringes of the city, and the replacement of the older tenements with modern architecture in line with the ideals of Le Corbusier.
Ultimately, the regeneration efforts influenced by the report continued until the late 1970s, with often mixed results. Many of the newer housing estates and tower blocks that were constructed deteriorated into slums themselves, whilst the surviving tenements in Glasgow enjoyed a renaissance in the 1980s and beyond, which were refurbished to become desirable private housing.